Auditory canal
Auditory Au"di*to*ry, a. [L. auditorius.] Of or pertaining to hearing, or to the sense or organs of hearing; as, the auditory nerve. See {Ear}. [1913 Webster]

{Auditory canal} (Anat.), the tube from the auditory meatus or opening of the ear to the tympanic membrane. [1913 Webster]


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  • auditory canal — n either of two passages of the ear called also acoustic meatus, auditory meatus see EXTERNAL AUDITORY CANAL, INTERNAL AUDITORY CANAL …   Medical dictionary

  • auditory canal — noun either of the passages in the outer ear from the auricle to the tympanic membrane • Syn: ↑auditory meatus, ↑acoustic meatus, ↑ear canal, ↑external auditory canal • Hypernyms: ↑meatus • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • auditory canal — auditory meatus the canal leading from the pinna to the eardrum …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • auditory canal — /ɔdətri kəˈnæl/ (say awduhtree kuh nal) noun the tubular passage leading from the projecting outer portion of the ear to the eardrum. Also, ear canal …   Australian English dictionary

  • auditory canal — Anat. the narrow passageway from the outer ear to the eardrum. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • auditory canal — passage in the ear which sound passes through …   English contemporary dictionary

  • internal auditory canal — n a short auditory canal in the petrous portion of the temporal bone through which pass the facial and auditory nerves and the nervus intermedius called also internal acoustic meatus, internal auditory meatus * * * meatus acusticus internus …   Medical dictionary

  • external auditory canal — n the auditory canal leading from the opening of the external ear to the eardrum called also external acoustic meatus, external auditory meatus * * * meatus acusticus externus …   Medical dictionary

  • external auditory canal — ▪ anatomy also called  External Auditory Meatus, or External Acoustic Meatus,    passageway that leads from the outside of the head to the tympanic membrane, or eardrum (ear, human) membrane, of each ear. The structure of the external auditory… …   Universalium

  • external auditory canal — noun either of the passages in the outer ear from the auricle to the tympanic membrane • Syn: ↑auditory meatus, ↑acoustic meatus, ↑ear canal, ↑auditory canal • Hypernyms: ↑meatus • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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