roof of tympanum

n.

The roof of the middle ear, formed by the thinned anterior surface of the petrous portion of the temporal bone.

Nearby words

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  6. roof over one's head, a,
  7. roof plate,
  8. roof rack,
  9. roof rat,
  10. roof-deck


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