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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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tympanic bone

noun
the part of the temporal bone in the mammalian skull that surrounds the auditory canal
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