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myringotomy

[ mir-in-got-uh-mee, -ing- ]
/ ˌmɪr ɪnˈgɒt ə mi, -ɪŋ- /
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noun, plural myr·in·got·o·mies.

surgical incision of the tympanic membrane.

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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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Medical 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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