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Origin of tympanic membrane

First recorded in 1855–60

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British Dictionary definitions for tympanic membrane

tympanic membrane

noun
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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Scientific definitions for tympanic membrane

tympanic membrane
[ tĭm-pănĭk ]

See eardrum.
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