noun (plural meatuses or meatus) Etymology: Late Latin, from Latin, going, passage, from meare to go — more at permeate Date: 1580 a natural body passage

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  • Meatus — Me*a tus, n. sing. & pl.; E. pl. {Meatuses}. [L., a going, passage, fr. meare to go.] (Anat.) A natural passage or canal; as, the external auditory meatus. See Illust. of {Ear}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Meatus —   [lateinisch »Gang«, »Weg«] der, / , Anatomie: Ausführungsgang, Verbindungsgang. Meatus acụsticus, Gehörgang …   Universal-Lexikon

  • meatus — [mē āt′əs] n. pl. meatuses or meatus [LL, avenue of sensation in the body < L, a passage, pp. of meare, to go, pass < IE base * mei , to go] a ductlike passage within the body or the external opening of such a passage, as in the ear, nose,… …   English World dictionary

  • Meātus — (lat., Anat.), ein Gang, s. Kanal 6); M. auditorĭus, s.u. Ohr; M. narĭum, s.u. Nase 2) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Meatus — In anatomy, a meatus is a natural body opening or canal (Latin, 4th declension pl. meatus, or meatuses often incorrectly meati). Examples include: the external acoustic meatus, the opening of the ear canal The internal auditory meatus, a canal in …   Wikipedia

  • Meatus — An opening or passageway. For example, the female urethral meatus. The urethra is the transport tube from the bladder to the outside of the body. In females the urethra is shorter than in the male. The meatus of the female urethra is just above… …   Medical dictionary

  • meatus — n. (in anatomy) a passage or opening. The auditory meatus is the passage leading from the pinna of the outer ear to the eardrum. A nasal meatus is one of three groovelike parts of the nasal cavity beneath each of the nasal conchae. The urethral… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • meatus — meatal, adj. /mee ay teuhs/, n., pl. meatuses, meatus. Anat. an opening or foramen, esp. in a bone or bony structure, as the opening of the ear or nose. [1655 65; < L meatus course, channel, equiv. to mea(re) to go, extend, have a course + tus… …   Universalium

  • Meatus — Mea̱|tus [aus lat. meatus = Gang, Weg] m; , [...á̱tu̱ß]: Verbindungsgang, Ausführungsgang, Körperkanal (Anat.). Mea̱|tus acụsticus ex|tẹrnus: “äußerer Gehörgang“, kurzer, knöcherner Gang des Schläfenbeins, der vom Trommelfell zur Ohrmuschel… …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • Meatus — Me|a|tus der; , [...tu:s] <aus lat. meatus »Gang, Weg«> Verbindungsgang, Ausführungsgang, Körperkanal (Med.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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