External vs Otorrhea - What's the difference?

external | otorrhea |

As an adjective external

is outside of something; on the exterior.

As a noun otorrhea is

(medicine) of fluid from an external ear.




(en adjective)
  • Outside of something; on the exterior.
  • This building has some external pipework.
  • * Milton
  • Of all external things, / She [Fancy] forms imaginations, aery shapes.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Her virtues graced with external gifts.
  • Not intrinsic nor essential; accidental; accompanying; superficial.
  • * Trench
  • The external circumstances are greatly different.
  • Foreign; relating to or connected with foreign nations.
  • external''' trade or commerce; the '''external relations of a state or kingdom
  • (anatomy) Away from the mesial plane of the body; lateral.
  • Antonyms

    * internal


    Alternative forms

    * otorrhoea (British) * (chiefly British)


    (en noun)
  • (medicine) of fluid from an external ear.