noun Anatomy, Zoology.
Origin of tympanic membrane
First recorded in 1855–60
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British Dictionary definitions for tympanic membrane
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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Medicine definitions for tympanic membrane
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Science definitions for tympanic membrane
[ tĭm-păn′ĭk ]
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