outer ear
noun Date: 1701 the outer visible portion of the ear that collects and directs sound waves toward the tympanic membrane by way of a canal which extends inward through the temporal bone

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Outer ear — There are three sections of the ear: the outer ear, the middle ear, and the inner ear. The outer ear looks complicated but it is functionally the simplest part of the ear. It consists of the pinna or auricle (the visible projecting portion of the …   Medical dictionary

  • outer ear — noun the part of the ear visible externally • Syn: ↑external ear • Hypernyms: ↑external organ • Part Holonyms: ↑auditory apparatus • Part Meronyms: ↑auditory me …   Useful english dictionary

  • outer ear — UK / US noun [singular] Word forms outer ear : singular outer ear plural outer ears medical the part of your ear that is on the outside of your head …   English dictionary

  • outer ear — noun The outer portion of the ear which includes the auricle and the ear canal and leads to the eardrum. Syn: auris externa, external ear See Also: middle ear, inner ear …   Wiktionary

  • outer ear — part of the ear which extends from the head, external part of the ear …   English contemporary dictionary

  • outer ear — out′er ear′ n. anat. external ear • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • outer ear. — See external ear. [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

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