auditory canal


noun Anatomy.

the narrow passageway from the outer ear to the eardrum.

Nearby words

  1. auditorium,
  2. auditory,
  3. auditory aphasia,
  4. auditory area,
  5. auditory brainstem response audiometry,
  6. auditory cartilage,
  7. auditory cortex,
  8. auditory field,
  9. auditory hair,
  10. auditory nerve

Origin of auditory canal

First recorded in 1895–1900

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Medicine definitions for auditory canal

auditory canal

n.

Either of two passages of the ear, the internal or the external acoustic meatus. See under acoustic meatus.

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