internal auditory meatus


noun Anatomy.

the canal extending through the petrous portion of the temporal bone, through which the glossopharyngeal nerve, the facial nerve, and the auditory nerve and artery pass.

Nearby words

  1. internal acoustic pore,
  2. internal adhesive pericarditis,
  3. internal audit,
  4. internal auditory artery,
  5. internal auditory foramen,
  6. internal auditory vein,
  7. internal capsule,
  8. internal carotid nerve,
  9. internal carotid plexus,
  10. internal cerebral vein

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