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external ear

the part of the ear consisting of the pinna, the external auditory meatus, and the outer surface of the eardrum (see tympanic membrane). Also called outer ear.

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nervous breakdown

nervous breakdown

a lay term for an emotional illness or other mental disorder that has a sudden onset, produces acute distress, and significantly interferes with one’s functioning. Also called nervous prostration.