Origin of tympanic membrane
First recorded in 1855–60
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Related Words for tympanic membranetympanum
- 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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- See eardrum.
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