ear canal
noun Date: 1930 the tubular passage of the outer ear leading to the tympanic membrane

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Ear canal, self-cleaning — Most of the time the ear canals are self cleaning, that is, there is a slow and orderly migration of ear canal skin from the eardrum to the outer opening. Old earwax is constantly being transported from the deeper areas of the ear canal to the… …   Medical dictionary

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  • ear|drum — «IHR DRUHM», noun. 1. a thin membrane across the middle ear that vibrates when sound waves strike it; tympanic membrane; tympanum: »Sound waves enter the outer ear, travel down the ear canal, and strike a thin membrane called the eardrum, which… …   Useful english dictionary

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