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Definition of Microtia

Microtia: An abnormally small ear. The term "microtia" usually refers to a congenitally small external ear. The visible part of the ear is abnormally small but it is not entirely absent. Absence of the ear is called "anotia."

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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