tympanic membrane

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Origin of tympanic membrane

First recorded in 1855–60
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Related Words for tympanic membrane

tympanum

British Dictionary definitions for tympanic membrane

tympanic membrane

noun
  1. the thin translucent oval membrane separating the external ear from the middle ear. It transmits vibrations produced by sound waves, via the ossicles, to the cochleaAlso called: tympanum Nontechnical name: eardrum
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tympanic membrane in Medicine

tympanic membrane

n.
  1. eardrum
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tympanic membrane in Science

tympanic membrane

[tĭm-pănĭk]
  1. See eardrum.
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