myringotomy

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

surgical incision of the tympanic membrane.

Nearby words

  1. myringitis,
  2. myringo-,
  3. myringodectomy,
  4. myringoplasty,
  5. myringostapediopexy,
  6. myrinx,
  7. myristic acid,
  8. myrmecia,
  9. myrmeco-,
  10. myrmecochory

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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Medicine definitions for myringotomy

myringotomy

[mĭr′ĭng-gŏtə-mē]

n.

Surgical puncture of the tympanic membrane, as for the removal of fluid or the drainage of pus.tympanostomy tympanotomy

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