Definition of Meatus

1. Noun. A natural body passageway.




Definition of Meatus

1. n. sing. & pl. A natural passage or canal; as, the external auditory meatus. See Illust. of Ear.

Definition of Meatus

1. Noun. (anatomy) A tubular opening or passage in the body. ¹

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Definition of Meatus

1. a natural body passage [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Meatus

1. A natural passage or canal; as, the external auditory meatus. Origin: L, a going, passage, fr. Meare to go. (11 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Meatus

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meatus (current term)
meatus acusticus externus
meatus acusticus internus
meatus nasi
meatus nasopharyngeus
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Literary usage of Meatus

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1878)
"He says that drainage of the external auditory meatus has enabled him to obtain, in two different cases, very good effects. The surgical means to which ..."

2. The Surgical Diseases of the Genito-urinary Organs by Edward Lawrence Keyes (1905)
"At the meatus. 2. At the outer limit of the fossa navicularis, and 3. ... On the other hand, congenital stricture at the meatus, or at the outer end of the ..."

3. The Science and Art of Surgery: A Treatise on Surgical Injuries, Diseases by John Eric Erichsen (1885)
"Absence of tbe pinna or such deformity as completely to close the meatus has ... Eczema of the External Ear, sometimes extending into the external meatus, ..."

4. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"meatus. When the dissection is completed the boundaries of the meatus and ... meatus Acusticus Externus.—The external acoustic meatus runs anteriorly and ..."

5. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1885)
"The meatus was generally divided nearer the anterior wall than the posterior, ... Length of the meatus.—In estimating the length of the meatus no difficulty ..."

6. Buying Options: Wall Street on a Shoestring by Antony Rodolakis, Nicholas Tetrick (1860)
"Sometimes the tragus is pressed backwards and inwards so as to close the meatus ; in such a case, the patient must wear habitually a small silver tube, ..."

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