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middle ear Syllabification: mid·dle ear
Pronunciation: /ˈˌmidl ˈi(ə)r/

Definition of middle ear in English:


The air-filled central cavity of the ear, behind the eardrum.
Example sentences
  • Lying behind the eardrum is an air-filled cavity known as the middle ear, which is connected to the back of the throat via the eustachian tube.
  • In some cases, a doctor may suggest inserting a tube through the eardrum to allow the middle ear to drain.
  • The outer ear picks up sounds and passes them to the middle ear through the eardrum.
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