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The internal acoustic opening is a large orifice near the center of posterior surface of petrous part, its size varies considerably; its margins are smooth and rounded, and it leads into a short canal, the internal acoustic meatus, about 1 cm. in length, which runs lateralward. It transmits the facial and acoustic nerves and the internal auditory branch of the basilar artery.


Cette définition contient du texte provenant d'une édition publique de Gray's Anatomy (20eme édition Américaine de "Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body" publiée en 1918 - http://www.bartleby.com/107/).

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