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alveary a beehive; the hollow of the ear where wax collects.
anthelix (Greek) the curved elevation of the cartilage of the ear, within or in front of the helix.
antihelix the curved elevation of the cartilage of the ear, within or in front of the helix.
antitragus a prominence of the external ear, opposite the tragus.
aural relating to the ear or hearing.
aurally (Adv.) AURAL, related to hearing.
auricle the outer projecting part of the ear; an upper cavity of the heart.
auris (Lat.) the ear.
cerumen (Lat.) the yellow waxlike substance secreted in the outer ear.
ceruminous pertaining to, or secreting, cerumen; as, the ceruminous glands.
cochlea (Lat.) an appendage of the labyrinth of the internal ear, which is elongated and coiled into a spiral in mammals.
concha (Lat.) the outer ear, or its cavity.
conchal pertaining to the concha, or external ear.
eardrum the tympanic membrane.
earlap the lobe of the ear.
earlobe the flap of cartilage at the bottom of the ear.
earstone an otolith, a calcium concretion in the inside of a vertebrate's ear to aid in equilibrium.
earwax a waxy substance secreted by the glands of the ear.
endolymph the watery fluid contained in the membranous labyrinth of the internal ear.
endolymphatic relating to endolymph, the watery fluid contained in the membranous labyrinth of the internal ear.
entotic pertaining to the interior of the ear.
macrotous having large ears.
modiolar of or pertaining to the modiolus of the ear.
modiolus (Lat.) the central column in the osseous cochlea of the ear.
myringa (Lat.) the eardrum.
otic pertaining to the ear.
otolith a calcium concretion in the inside of a vertebrate's ear to aid in equilibrium.
otolithic of or like an otolith, a calcium concretion in inside of vertebrate's ear to aid in equilibrium.
parotic situated near the ear.
perilymph the fluid surrounding the membranous labyrinth of the ear.
saccule a little sac; esp a part of the membranous labyrinth of the ear.
sacculus (Lat.) a little sac; esp a part of the membranous labyrinth of the ear.
salpingian of or like the salpinx, the Eustachian tube.
salpinx (Greek) the Eustachian tube, leading from the middle ear to the pharynx.
subauricular below the ear.
tragal relating to the tragus, the little flap of cartilage that projects over the hole in one's ear.
tragus (Lat.) the little flap of cartilage that projects over the hole in one's ear.
tympanal like a tympanum or drum; acting like a drumhead; as, a tympanal membrane.