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Meatus may refer to:
- the external acoustic meatus, the opening of the ear canal
- The internal auditory meatus, a canal in the temporal bone of the skull
- the urinary meatus, which is the opening of the urethra, situated on the glans penis in males, and in the vulva in females
- the superior meatus, middle meatus and inferior meatus of the nose
(The plural forms of "meatus" are: meatus, as a Latin form (of the fourth declension noun class, which the word belongs to); or meatuses, as a normally derived English plural; or often, and incorrectly, meati, by false analogy with the very common Latin -us/-i forms (such as alumnus/alumni), i.e., the second declension noun class.)
- OED 2nd edition, 1989, as /miːˈeɪtəs/.
- Entry "meatus" in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.
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