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External auditory meatus

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Definition

noun

The ear canal, which is running from the outer ear to the middle ear.


Supplement

The human ear canal extends from the pinna to the eardrum and is about 26 mm in length and 7 mm in diameter. It consists of the cartilaginous and the bony parts.


Synonym: meatus acusticus externus, antrum auris, auditory canal, ear canal.