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myringotomy

[mir-in-got-uh-mee, -ing-]
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noun, plural myr·in·got·o·mies.
  1. 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
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Historical Examples

  • The chief object of paracentesis (myringotomy or simple incision) is to permit of escape of fluid from the tympanic cavity.

    A System of Operative Surgery, Volume IV (of 4)

    Various


myringotomy in Medicine

myringotomy

(mĭr′ĭng-gŏtə-mē)
n.
  1. Surgical puncture of the tympanic membrane, as for the removal of fluid or the drainage of pus.tympanostomy tympanotomy
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