tympanomastoid fissure

[tĭm′pə-nō-măstoid′]

n.

A fissure that separates the tympanic portion from the mastoid portion of the temporal bone and transmits the auricular branch of the vagus nerve.auricular fissure

Nearby words

  1. tympanitic,
  2. tympanitic resonance,
  3. tympanitis,
  4. tympano-,
  5. tympanocentesis,
  6. tympanomastoiditis,
  7. tympanoplasty,
  8. tympanostomy,
  9. tympanostomy tube,
  10. tympanotomy


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