auditory canal


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[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.
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auditory canal

n.
Either of two passages of the ear, the internal or the external auditory canal.
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auditory canal

The 2-part passage through which sound is carried into the cranial cavity. The 1st part or external acoustic meatus, extends to the external surface of the temporal bone and is divided into an outer cartilaginous part and an inner bony part. The 2nd part, the internal acoustic meatues is located in the petrous portion of the temporal bone and is the passage through which the facial, intermediate, and vestibulocochlear nerves and labyrinthine artery pass to the cranial cavity.
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auditory canal

or

external auditory meatus

the canal leading from the PINNA (outer ear) to the ear drum.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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Then the internal tympanum was exposed by lifting and pushing the tympanic flap of ear canal skin through the external auditory canal, after which lesions were cleared from two sides of the tympanum and mastoid (Fig.1 and Fig.2).
The chorda tympani nerve was separated, anteplaced, and adhered to the posterior wall of the external auditory canal with medical glue to maintain its integrity.
Otoscopic and otomicrosopic check-up showed a foreign body, situated in the upper part of the right external auditory canal, next to eardrum.
Kaga and Asato present 25 articles detailing reconstructive surgery for microtia/atresia of the external auditory canal performed jointly by plastic surgeons and otologists, for plastic surgeons, otolaryngologists, speech therapists, teachers, and patients' families.
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Clinical studies show that about half of children have wax in their external auditory canal blocking 25% of the view, and one-quarter have wax blocking 50% of the view.
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