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Definitions of EAR
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- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
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- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
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- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1920 - A dictionary of scientific terms.
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
- 1790 - A Complete Dictionary of the English Language
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By Noah Webster.
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By Daniel Lyons
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
Any projecting piece, handle, etc.
By James Champlin Fernald
The organ of hearing, both the external and internal part; the sense of hearing, or rather the power of distinguishing sounds and judeing of harmony; a favourable hearing; attention; manner of judging: anything like an ear, as the ears of a jar; the spike of corn. To be by the ears, to fall together by the ears, to go together by the ears, to fight or scuffle; to quarrel. To set by the ears, to make strife; to cause to quarrel. Over head and ears, up to the ears, deeply. All ear, eagerly attentive.
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D.
Auris, Ous, ovs, Acoe, Saxon, eane, (Prov.) Lug. (F.) Oreille. The organ of audition. It is composed of a series of more or less irregular cavities, in which the sonorous rays are successively received and reflected, until they agitate the nerves which are destined to convey the impression to the brain. The ear is contained partly in the substance of the temporal bone; and a part projects externally, behind the joint of the lower jaw. It may be divided into three portions; the outer or external ear, formed by the auricle and meatus auditorius; the middle ear, comprising the cavity of the tympanum and its dependencies; and the internal ear, comprehending the three semicircular canals, the cochlea and the vestibule; which, together, constitute the osseous labyrinth. Within the cavity of this labyrioth are contained membranes having nearly the shape of the vestibule and semicircular canals, but not extending into the cochlea. These membranes form the membranous labyrinth. Between the osseous and the membranous labyrinth is situate the liquor of Cotunnius, and within the membranous labyrinth is a fluid, termed, by De Blainville, vitrine auditive, from its supposed analogy to the vitreous humour of the eye. The form of the membranous vestibule is not an exact imitation of the osseous cavity, being composed of two distinct sacs, which open into each other, -the one termed the Sacculus vestibuli; the other Sacculus Each sac contains in its interior a small mass of white calcareous matter resembling powdered chalk, which seems to be suspended in the fluid of the sacs by means of a number of nervous filaments proceeding from the auditory nerve. These are the otoconies and otolithes of Breschet. The auditory nerve is distributed to the cavities of the internal ear.
By Robley Dunglison
The organ of hearing, which is divided into three parts: the first, the external e. comprises the auricle with the lobe and the external auditory canal; the second, or middle e., consists of the tympanic membrane, the cavity of the tympanum, the eustachian tube, and the mastoid antrum and cells; the third, the internal e., consists of the cochlea, the semicircular canals, and the auditory nerve with its terminal expansion in the labyrinth.
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
By Thomas Sheridan