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  • n. A congenital deformity where the pinna (external ear) is underdeveloped.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The condition of having abnormally small ears.


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  • Landis's goal is to develop a technique in which the removed tissue - known as microtia cells - can be used to grow additional cartilage cells.

    The Seattle Times

  • Houdek was born with a deformity called microtia (small ear).

    Health News from Medical News Today

  • Yes, you know, it's an interesting condition, rare condition known as microtia.

    CNN Transcript Dec 18, 2007

  • Landis and members of his research team are continuing to study the growth of the microtia cells once they are seeded onto polymer scaffolds and implanted into special research mice.

    The Seattle Times

  • What we have seen is we can grow the microtia cells and they look pretty good.

    The Seattle Times

  • "We wanted to verify that the microtia cells would develop in the same way and have similar properties as normal ear cartilage," Landis said in an email.

    The Seattle Times

  • The researchers must determine whether the cartilage grown from microtia cells mirrors normal ear cartilage on a microscopic and biochemical level.

    The Seattle Times

  • Bobbi was born with bilateral microtia with atresia. - News

  • The daughter of Ryan and Jamie Guerrette, Bobbi was born with bilateral microtia with atresia. - News

  • Like many people with microtia, Houdek also was born without an ear canal, a condition called congenital aural atresia.

    Health News from Medical News Today


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