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acoustic meatus

Definition of the noun acoustic meatus

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  1. either of the passages in the outer ear from the auricle to the tympanic membrane

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Google previewBergman's Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation (2016)

by R. Shane Tubbs, Mohammadali M. Shoja, Marios Loukas

External acoustic meatus is absent, hypoplasia of middle ear, deformed ossicles, and absence of mastoid cell pneumatization – – Schuknecht Classification Type A B Description Atresia involves cartilaginous external acoustic meatus, ...

Google previewDorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary Elsevieron VitalSource (2011)

by Dorland

Tympanic membrane Internal acoustic meatus (meatus acusticus internus) Cochlea Bony external acoustic meatus...

Google previewComprehensive Dictionary of Audiology (2003)

by Brad A. Stach

in a fixed direction acoustic insulation material designed to absorb sound waves acoustic meatus canal extending from the auricle to the tympanic membrane, SYN: external auditory meatus acoustic modification in hearing aid amplification, ...

Google previewStedman's Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing (2005)

by Thomas Lathrop Stedman

A tonguelike projection of the cartilage of the auricle in front of the opening of the external acoustic meatus and continuous with the cartilage of this canal. SYN hircus (3). 2. sEE tragi (2) [G. tragos, goat, in allusion to the hairs growing on the ...

Google previewMosby's Medical Dictionary (2016)

by Mosby

See internal acoustic meatus. meatuses. See meatus. Mebaral, a sedative used as an anticonvulsant drug. Brand name for mephobarbital. mebendazole /məben ′′dəzōl/, an anthelmintic. n indications: It is prescribed in the treatment of ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - Elsevieron VitalSource (2012)

by Mosby

See external acoustic meatus. meatus acusticus internus. See internal acoustic meatus. meatuses. See meatus. Mebaral, a trademark for a sedative used as an anticonvulsant (mephobarbital). mebendazole /məben′dəzōl/, an anthelmintic. n ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - Elsevieron VitalSource (2016)

by Mosby

acoustic meatus [Gk, akoustikos, hearing; L, meatus, a passage], the external or internal canal of the ear. acoustic ...

Google previewDictionary of Biological Psychology (2003)

by Philip Winn

also leaves the skull via the internal acoustic meatus. The vestibular component carries sensory information from specialized receptors in the inner ear to the vestibular ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences (2014)

sphenoid Internal acoustic meatus, facial canal, and stylomastoid foramen of temporal bone Internal acoustic meatus of temporal bone (does not exit temporal bone) Jugular foramen between temporal and occipital bones Jugular foramen ...

Google previewDictionary of Hearing (2013)

by Maryanne Maltby

acoustic meatus np[Gk akoustikos pertaining to hearing; Lat meatus passage] The passage between thepinna andthe eardrum. acoustic nervenp One branchofthe cranial nerveVIII (the vestibulocochlear nerve) ...

Google previewThe American Heritage Medical Dictionary (2008)

by Houghton Mifflin Company, American Heritage

acoustic meatus n. 1.

canal running through the temporal bone, giving passage to the facial and vestibulocochlear nerves and to the labyrinthine artery and veins; internal acoustic meatuS. acoustic nerve n.

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