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Medical Term:

notch in cartilage of acoustic meatus


(usually) two vertical fissures in the anterior portion of the cartilage of the external auditory meatus, filled by fibrous tissue.

Synonym(s): incisura cartilaginis meatus acusticiTA, Duverney fissures, incisura santorini, Santorini fissures, Santorini incisures

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