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meatus

[ mee-ey-tuhs ]
/ mi藞e瑟 t蓹s /
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noun, plural me路a路tus路es, me路a路tus.Anatomy.
an opening or foramen, especially in a bone or bony structure, as the opening of the ear or nose.
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Origin of meatus

1655鈥65; <Latin me膩tus course, channel, equivalent to me膩(re) to go, extend, have a course + -tus suffix of v. action

OTHER WORDS FROM meatus

me路a路tal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for meatus

meatus
/ (m瑟藞e瑟t蓹s) /

noun plural -tuses or -tus
anatomy a natural opening or channel, such as the canal leading from the outer ear to the eardrum

Word Origin for meatus

C17: from Latin: passage, from me膩re to pass
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Medical definitions for meatus

meatus
[ m膿-膩t蓹s ]

n. pl. me鈥鈥us鈥s
A body opening or passage, especially the external opening of a canal.
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