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flac·cid part of tym·pan·ic mem·brane[TA]
triangular loose part of tympanic membrane between the malleolar folds.
[Henry J. Shrapnell, British anatomist, 1761–1841]
A small triangular portion of the tympanic membrane lying above the malleolar folds. It is thin and lax and attached directly to the petrous bone at the tympanic notch (notch of Rivinus).Synonym: pars flaccida membranae tympani; Rivinus ligament
Shrapnell,Henry J., English anatomist, 1761-1841.
Shrapnell membrane - triangular part of tympanic membrane between the malleolar folds. Synonym(s): flaccid part of tympanic membrane