ear canal


Definition of ear canal

: the tubular passage of the outer ear leading to the tympanic membrane

Examples of ear canal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That piercing sits in the ear cartilage across the lower ear canal from the standard tragus. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, 12 July 2022 Plaques can show up around your eyes, in and around your mouth, around and behind your ears, and in the ear canal. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, 3 June 2022 Earwax is made by glands in the outer part of the ear canal to help protect your ears from dust, germs, excessive water, and other questionable substances, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Korin Miller, SELF, 24 June 2022 Beryllium drivers used in the MW75 are positioned at an optimized angle to project the sound forward into the ear canal. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 21 June 2022 Designed by a Grammy-winning sound engineer, 1MORE's headphones are some of the comfiest on the market with angled fittings that come in nine different sizes to fit any ear canal. Joel Balsam, Travel + Leisure, 21 June 2022 Symptoms can include a painful rash inside the ear canal and outside the ear, at times attacking the tongue and roof of the mouth, according to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 11 June 2022 But the takeaway is that earbuds need cleaning, not least of all because dirty earbuds can lead to ear infections by literally forcing germs into your ear canal. Terry Baddoo, USA TODAY, 2 May 2022 And then, there are people who just want a variety of ear tips to ensure the perfect ear canal fit. Terri Williams, SELF, 4 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of ear canal

1859, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ear canal was in 1859

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1 Aug 2022

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“Ear canal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ear%20canal. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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Medical Definition of ear canal

: the tubular passage of the outer ear leading to the tympanic membrane


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