A tube running from the outer ear to the middle ear. The human ear canal extends from the pinna to the eardrum and is about 26 mm in length and 7 mm in diameter. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/External_acoustic_meatus ]

Synonyms: auditory canal external auditory tube ear canal external acoustic tube external auditory canal

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

database cross reference

uberon_slim, pheno_slim

development notes

tympanic ring, which serves as support for the tympanic membrane, directs invagination of the first pharingeal cleft ectoderm to form the external acoustic meatus (EAM), which provides the outer layer of the membrane[PMID 11237469]

editor note

consider revisiting superclass after refinement of CARO/EAO, conduit may not be quite correct.

external ontology notes

subdivision of head in FMA.

has related synonym

external auditory meatus

auditory meatus