Atmospheric pressure is increasing, and I feel as if my tympanum were breaking.
It consists of a tympanum or drum, having a stylus attached as in the phonograph.
On its inner side is a small air chamber in the petrous portion of the temporal bone, called the cavity of the tympanum.
The tympanum of the large arch is pierced with a quatrefoil or trefoil.
The tympanum derives its name from its similarity to a drum as made by the Romans, but its origin was Egyptian.
In the tympanum are good reliefs and a well-cut Adoration of the Magi.
In the background a Bacchante sounds her tympanum, and invites the followers of the god to descend from the mountains.
Elden, was intended to cure deafness by cutting the tympanum.
I imagine I hear a very faint something; there it goes—boom, boom, boom—at the back of my tympanum.
First of all, in the tympanum of the left bay, we have His Last Coming.
"drum of the ear," 1610s, from Medieval Latin tympanum, introduced in this sense by Italian anatomist Gabriello Fallopio (1523-1562), from Latin tympanum "drum," from Greek tympanon "a drum, panel of a door," from root of typtein "to beat, strike" (see type (n.)). Cf. Old English timpan "drum, timbrel, tambourine," from Latin tympanum. The modern meaning "a drum" is attested in English from 1670s.