outer ear

noun

Definition of outer ear

:the outer visible portion of the ear that collects and directs sound waves toward the tympanic membrane by way of a canal which extends inward through the temporal bone

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First Known Use of outer ear

1701


OUTER EAR Defined for English Language Learners

outer ear

noun

Definition of outer ear for English Language Learners

  • biology : the part of the ear that can be seen on the outside of your head


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outer ear

noun out·er ear \ ˈau̇t-ər- \

medical Definition of outer ear

:the outer visible portion of the ear that collects and directs sound waves toward the tympanic membrane by way of a canal which extends inward through the temporal bone

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