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tympanic

[ tim-pan-ik ]
/ tɪmˈpæn ɪk /
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adjective
pertaining or belonging to a tympanum.
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Origin of tympanic

First recorded in 1800–10; tympan(um) + -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM tympanic

post·tym·pan·ic, adjectivepre·tym·pan·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tympanic

tympanic
/ (tɪmˈpænɪk) /

adjective
anatomy architect of, relating to, or having a tympanum
of, relating to, or resembling a drumhead
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Medical definitions for tympanic

tympanic
[ tĭm-pănĭk ]

adj.
Relating to or resembling a drum of the ear.
or tym•pa•nal (tĭmpə-nəl) Of or relating to the tympanic cavity or membrane.
Resonant.
Tympanitic.
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