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middle ear

n.
The space between the eardrum and the inner ear that contains the three auditory ossicles, which convey vibrations through the oval window to the cochlea. Also called tympanum.

middle ear

n
(Anatomy) the sound-conducting part of the ear, containing the malleus, incus, and stapes

mid′dle ear′


n.
the middle portion of the ear consisting of the eardrum and an air-filled chamber lined with mucous membrane that contains the malleus, incus, and stapes.
[1885–90]

mid·dle ear

(mĭd′l)
The part of the ear in most mammals that contains the eardrum and three small bones, called ossicles, which transmit sound vibrations from the eardrum to the inner ear. See more at ear1.

middle ear

An air-filled chamber between the outer ear and inner ear. It amplifies sound waves and transmits them to the inner ear. See ossicles, tympanic membrane.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.middle ear - the main cavity of the earmiddle ear - the main cavity of the ear; between the eardrum and the inner ear
bonelet, ossicle, ossiculum - a small bone; especially one in the middle ear
auditory apparatus - all of the components of the organ of hearing including the outer and middle and inner ears
bodily cavity, cavum, cavity - (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body
auditory tube, Eustachian tube - either of the paired tubes connecting the middle ears to the nasopharynx; equalizes air pressure on the two sides of the eardrum
malleus, hammer - the ossicle attached to the eardrum
incus, anvil - the ossicle between the malleus and the stapes
stapes, stirrup - the stirrup-shaped ossicle that transmits sound from the incus to the cochlea
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mid·dle ear

n. oído medio, parte del oído situada más allá del tímpano.
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