noun Anatomy, Zoology.
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- tympanic bone,
- tympanic canal,
- tympanic cavity,
- tympanic ganglion,
- tympanic incisure,
- tympanic nerve,
- tympanic notch,
- tympanic opening of auditory tube,
- tympanic plate,
- tympanic plexus
Origin of tympanic membrane
First recorded in 1855–60
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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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