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a small upper space of the middle ear, containing the head of the malleus and the body of the incus.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
The upper portion of the tympanic cavity or middle ear above the tympanic membrane; it contains the head of the malleus and the body of the incus.
Synonym(s): epitympanic recess [TA], recessus epitympanicus [TA], attic, epitympanic space, Hyrtl epitympanic recess, tympanic attic
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