external earmedical dictionary

Which includes the auricle and the external acoustic, or auditory, meatus; the middle ear or the tympanic cavity with its ossicles; and the internal ear or inner ear, or labyrinth, which includes the semicircular canals, vestibule, and cochlea.

See: auricle.

Synonyms: auris.

Origin: A.S. Eare

(05 Mar 2000)