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 ]

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Term information

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Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim

definition
  • 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.
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 exact synonym
  • external auditory canal
  • external auditory tube
  • ear canal
  • external acoustic tube
  • auditory canal
has related synonym
  • auditory meatus
  • external auditory meatus
id
  • UBERON:0001352