[ mir-in-got-uh-mee, -ing- ]
/ ˌmɪr ɪnˈgɒt ə mi, -ɪŋ- /
noun, plural myr·in·got·o·mies.
surgical incision of the tympanic membrane.
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Examples from the Web for myringotomy
The chief object of paracentesis (myringotomy or simple incision) is to permit of escape of fluid from the tympanic cavity.
Medicine definitions for myringotomy
[ mĭr′ĭng-gŏt′ə-mē ]
Surgical puncture of the tympanic membrane, as for the removal of fluid or the drainage of pus.tympanostomy tympanotomy
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