from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The narrow, tubelike passage through which sound enters the ear.

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  • noun anatomy The tube or meatus running from the outer ear to the eardrum through which sound enters.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun either of the passages in the outer ear from the auricle to the tympanic membrane


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