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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.
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(Anatomy) the sound-conducting part of the ear, containing the malleus, incus, and stapes
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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.
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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.
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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.
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|Noun||1.||middle ear - the main cavity of the ear; between the eardrum and the inner ear|
auditory apparatus - all of the components of the organ of hearing including the outer and middle and inner ears
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
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n. oído medio, parte del oído situada más allá del tímpano.
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