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external auditory canal

the passage leading inward through the tympanic portion of the temporal bone, from the auricle to the tympanic membrane; it consists of fibrocartilaginous outer and bony inner portions lined with thin skin medially and thicker skin with ceruminous glands, hair follicles, and subcutaneous fat laterally.

ex·ter·nal a·cous·tic me·a·tus

[TA]
the passage leading inward through the tympanic portion of the temporal bone, from the auricle to the tympanic membrane; it consists of a bony (inner) portion and a fibrocartilaginous (outer) portion, the cartilaginous external acoustic meatus.

ear canal

n.
The narrow, tubelike passage through which sound enters the ear; the external auditory canal.

ear canal

n.
The narrow, tubelike passage through which sound enters the ear. Also called external auditory canal.
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The findings included purulent (4 ears) and ceruminous (3 ears) secretions in external ear canal that were not abundant grossly, ulceration of external ear canal in 3 ears and excessive hair in external ear canal (4 ears).
The external ear canal was cleaned daily with diluted Povidone iodine solution.
Inflammation of middle ear structures is called as otitis media resulting from extension of infection from external ear canal through the tympanic membrane or from migration of pharyngeal microorganisms through the auditory tube.
5) and excessive hair in the external ear canal of that were not grossly clearly visible (Fig.