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[mir-in-got-uh-mee, -ing-] /ˌmɪr ɪnˈgɒt ə mi, -ɪŋ-/
noun, plural myringotomies.
surgical incision of the tympanic membrane.
Origin of myringotomy
1875-80; < New Latin myring(a) tympanic membrane (compare Medieval Latin miringa membrane enclosing the brain, dissimilated form of Late Latin mēninga < Greek mêninx, stem mēning- membrane) + -o- + -tomy Unabridged
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myringotomy myr·in·got·o·my (mĭr'ĭng-gŏt'ə-mē)
Surgical puncture of the tympanic membrane, as for the removal of fluid or the drainage of pus. Also called tympanostomy, tympanotomy.

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