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Suprameatal spine

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Suprameatal spine

The inner end of the external acoustic meatus is closed, in the recent state, by the tympanic membrane; the upper limit of its outer orifice is formed by the posterior root of the zygomatic process, immediately below which there is sometimes seen a small spine, the suprameatal spine also called the spine of Henle, situated at the upper and posterior part of the orifice.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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