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Medical Term:

musculotubal canal

 

Definition: a canal beginning at the anterior border of the petrous portion of the temporal bone near its junction with the squamous portion, and passing to the tympanic cavity; it is divided by the cochleariform process into two semicanals: one for the pharyngotympanic (auditory) tube, the other for the tensor tympani muscle.

Synonym(s): canalis musculotubariusTA

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