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Definition of Low-set ear

Low-set ear: A minor anomaly in which the ear is situated below the normal location. Technically, the ear is low-set when the helix of the ear meets the cranium at a level below that of a horizontal plane through both inner canthi (the inside corners of the eyes). The presence of two or more minor anomalies such as this one in a child increases the probability that the child has a major malformation.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/30/2012

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