- inflammation of the middle ear; otitis media.
Origin of tympanitis
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There was no fever or tympanitis, and this time but little pain.
The temperature had fallen from 104 to 101, and the tympanitis was almost entirely gone.
I have already referred to a case in which after recovery the bowels were greatly disturbed by tympanitis for years.
Of tympanitis there was none till near death, and then but little.
- inflammation of the eardrumAlso called: otitis media