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external ear

[ek¦stərn·əl ′ēr]
(anatomy)
The portion of the ear that receives sound waves, including the pinna and external auditory meatus.
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Involvement of the external ear and nasal and upper airway cartilage may result in a clinical picture simulating rheumatic diseases like granulomatosis with polyangiitis and RPC [6, 7].
Fine-needle biopsy of external ear canal masses in the cat: cytologic results and histologic correlations in 27 cases.
A 30-year-old man from Rajasthan has surprised the whole country by being able to hear and respond, irrespective of the fact that he does not have an external ear or visible ear canal.
The infant in the present case had both the external ears located in the necknear the mid line, the mandible was not fully developed and mouth was also very small together indicating a case of otocephaly, failure to perform endotracheal intubation indicates the presence of other associated anomalies like mouth floor atresia.
Acoustic immittance is measured (in equivalent volume) as a function of varying air pressure (+200 to -300 deka Pascals [daPa]) in the external ear canal.
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