outer ear


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outer ear

exter′nal ear′


n.
the outer portion of the ear, consisting of the auricle and the external auditory meatus.

out·er ear

(ou′tər)
The part of the ear in many mammals that is made chiefly of cartilage and includes the passage leading to the eardrum. The outer ear gathers and focuses incoming sound waves and transmits them to the inner ear. See more at ear1.

outer ear

The ear’s auricle (pinna) and external auditory canal.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.outer ear - the part of the ear visible externallyouter ear - the part of the ear visible externally
acoustic meatus, auditory canal, auditory meatus, ear canal, external auditory canal - either of the passages in the outer ear from the auricle to the tympanic membrane
external organ - an organ that is situated on or near the surface of the body
auditory apparatus - all of the components of the organ of hearing including the outer and middle and inner ears
auricle, pinna, ear - the externally visible cartilaginous structure of the external ear
Translations
vnější uchozevní ucho
外耳
ytteröra
References in classic literature ?
Both in this poem and others of Tennyson, and in every poet that I have loved, there are melodies and harmonies enfolding significance that appeared long after I had first read them, and had even learned them by heart; that lay weedy in my outer ear and were enough in their Mere beauty of phrasing, till the time came for them to reveal their whole meaning.
Ear canal is a tube that connect the outer ear to the ear drum, he added.
The condition can affect any of the three parts of the ear; the inner, middle or outer ear.
Charlotte, now five, was born with microtia in her right ear, where the outer ear does not form, and with no ear canal.
Tilt your head and pull your outer ear up and back to straighten your ear canal.
Westerskull said conductive hearing loss occurs when there is a problem in the outer ear and/or middle ear (ear drum or ossicles).
He begins with the basics and theory of the anatomy of the outer ear (auricle) and systematic localization of points on the auricle.
This process includes curve fitting of the outer ear edge and finding the proper orientation of the ear.
1) Live insects are sometimes found in the outer ear canal.
It is a quinolone antibiotic solution that is intended to treat outer ear infections in adults and children, chronic middle ear infections in adults and children with perforated eardrums, and acute middle ear infections in children with ear tubes.
Ofloxacin otic is a quinolone antibiotic solution used to treat outer ear infections in adults and children, chronic middle ear infections in adults and children with perforated eardrums, and acute middle ear infections in children with ear tubes.
The eardrum (tympanic membrane) divides the middle and outer ear.