auditory meatus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n auditory meatus either of the passages in the outer ear from the auricle to the tympanic membrane
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Usage

In literature:

The external auditory meatus was obliterated.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
He refused to accept Huschke's derivation of the auditory meatus from the first gill-slit.
"Form and Function" by E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
This point approaches nearer to the auditory meatus than in the wild rabbit, as may be best seen in fig.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I." by Charles Darwin
The external ear consists of the pinna and the external auditory meatus.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 9" by Various
Tympanic prolonged into a tubular auditory meatus, curving upwards round the base of the zygoma.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 10" by Various
Stitching pain at lobe of left ear and deep in and above external auditory meatus.
"New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers" by Various
In the Old-World Apes there is a bony external auditory meatus, which is wanting (as a bony structure) in the Platyrrhines.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
The eyes and external auditory meatus are closed, and the pinnae are folded.
"North American Jumping Mice (Genus Zapus)" by Philip H. Krutzsch
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In news:

We report the case of a 49-year-old man who presented with left aural fullness, hearing loss, and a stenotic left external auditory meatus.
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