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tympanites

[ tim-puh-nahy-teez ]
/ ˌtɪm pəˈnaɪ tiz /
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noun Pathology.

distention of the abdominal wall, as in peritonitis, caused by the accumulation of gas or air in the intestine or peritoneal cavity.

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Origin of tympanites

1350–1400; Middle English <Late Latin tympanītēs<Greek tympanī́tēs, derivative of týmpanon drum (see tympanum)

OTHER WORDS FROM tympanites

tym·pa·nit·ic [tim-puh-nit-ik], /ˌtɪm pəˈnɪt ɪk/, adjectivesub·tym·pa·nit·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tympanites

tympanites
/ (ˌtɪmpəˈnaɪtiːz) /

noun

distension of the abdomen caused by an abnormal accumulation of gas in the intestinal or peritoneal cavity, as in peritonitisAlso called: meteorism, tympany

Derived forms of tympanites

tympanitic (ˌtɪmpəˈnɪtɪk), adjective

Word Origin for tympanites

C14: from Late Latin, from Greek tumpanitēs concerning a drum, from tumpanon drum
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Medical definitions for tympanites

tympanites
[ tĭm′pə-nītēz ]

n.

A distention of the abdomen resulting from the accumulation of gas or air in the intestine or peritoneal cavity.meteorism tympany

Other words from tympanites

tympa•nism n.
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