tympanic bone

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

Origin of tympanic bone

First recorded in 1840–50

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British Dictionary definitions for tympanic bone

tympanic bone

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

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