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the external part of the ear in humans and other mammals; the auricle.
Eustachian (auditory tube) canal
a tube that links the nasopharynx to the middle ear. It is a part of the middle ear.
a very small bone, especially one of those in the middle ear.
a small bone in the middle ear that transmits vibrations of the eardrum to the incus.
Also known as the hammer
a small anvil-shaped bone in the middle ear, transmitting vibrations between the malleus and stapes. Also known as the anvil.
a bone in the middle ear of humans and other mammals which is involved in the conduction of sound vibrations to the inner ear. The stirrup-shaped small bone is on and transmits these to the oval window, medially. Also known as the stirrup.
Tympanic membrane (ear drum)
a membrane forming part of the organ of hearing, which vibrates in response to sound waves. In humans and other higher vertebrates it forms the eardrum, between the outer and middle ear.
The cochlea is the auditory portion of the inner ear. It is a spiral-shaped cavity in the bony labyrinth
a membrane-covered opening that leads from the middle ear to the vestibule of the inner ear.
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