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noun Anatomy, Zoology.
(in mammals) a bone of the skull, supporting the tympanic membrane and enclosing part of the tympanum or middle ear.
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Origin of tympanic bone

First recorded in 1840–50
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British Dictionary definitions for tympanic bone

tympanic bone

noun
the part of the temporal bone in the mammalian skull that surrounds the auditory canal
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Medical definitions for tympanic bone

tympanic bone

n.
The bony ring in the fetus that develops after birth into the tympanic part of the temporal bone of the skull, partially enclosing the middle ear and supporting the eardrum.tympanic ring
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