external ear


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external ear

n.
The outer portion of the ear including the auricle and the passage leading to the eardrum. Also called outer ear.
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external ear

n
(Anatomy) the part of the ear consisting of the auricle and the auditory canal
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exter′nal ear′


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

The ear’s auricle (pinna) and external auditory canal between the auricle and the tympanic membrane (eardrum).
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.external ear - the part of the ear visible externallyexternal 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
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Amongst these seals, properly so called, which have no external ears
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A Case of Contrast Enhanced Cystic Mass of External Ear Canal Diagnosed as Engorged Hard Tick.
According to The Journal of Athletic Training: "Wrestler's ear, an acute hematoma of the external ear, is commonly associated with wrestlers and other athletes who engage in contact sports.
It usually occurs not through the mastoid bone but by spreading of the middle ear infection through a pre-existing pathway in the external ear canal.
Ryan explains: "When it comes to your hearing, watch out for swimmer's ear, an inflammation of the external ear canal that can often lead to infection.
There are two major types of ear infection that humans have - external ear infections and acute middle ear infections.
Therefore, cotton tips should be used only to clean the external ear.
The external ear is not simply an ear trumpet but the first of a series of stimulus modifiers in the auditory apparatus.
A 61-year-old woman presented to our hospital with an incidental finding of an external ear tumor during a routine physical examination.
Red ear syndrome is a rare entity characterized by paroxysmal unilateral or bilateral painful attacks to the external ear that are accompanied by ear redness, burning, or warmth.

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