Origin of eardrum
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So do the adjacent molecules of air and so does the eardrum of a listener.
When sounds strike the eardrum it vibrates and excites the nerve of hearing.The Insect Folk
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Interference with the action of the eardrum may be due to the partial destruction of the drum itself.Physiology
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When the molecules of air next your ear receive the push they in turn push against your eardrum.
As they move away they make a little vacuum there and the eardrum puffs out.
- the nontechnical name for tympanic membrane
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Word Origin and History for eardrum
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- The thin, semitransparent, oval-shaped membrane that separates the middle ear from the external ear.drum drumhead drum membrane myringa myrinx tympanic membrane tympanum
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- The thin, oval-shaped membrane that separates the middle ear from the outer ear. It vibrates in response to sound waves, which are then transmitted to the ossicles of the middle ear. Also called tympanic membrane
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