[ mir-in-got-uh-mee, -ing- ]
/ ˌmɪr ɪnˈgɒt ə mi, -ɪŋ- /

noun, plural myr·in·got·o·mies.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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[ mĭr′ĭng-gŏtə-mē ]


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