fundus tympani


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fundus

 [fun´dus] (pl. fun´di) (L.)
the bottom or base of anything; anatomic nomenclature for the bottom or base of an organ, or the part of a hollow organ farthest from its mouth. adj., adj fun´dal, fun´dic.
The fundus of the uterus grows in a predictable pattern during the weeks of pregnancy. From McQuillan et al., 2002.
fundus of bladder the base or posterior surface of the urinary bladder, which contains the trigone of the bladder and the outlet where urine empties through the internal urethral orifice.
fundus of eye the back portion of the interior of the eyeball, visible through the pupil by use of the ophthalmoscope. (See Atlas 4, Part A).
fundus of gallbladder the inferior, dilated portion of the gallbladder.
fundus of stomach the part of the stomach to the left and above the level of the opening between the stomach and esophagus.
fundus tym´pani the floor of the tympanic cavity.
fundus u´teri (fundus of uterus) the part of the uterus above the orifices of the fallopian tubes.
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jug·u·lar wall of mid·dle ear

[TA]
the floor of the tympanic cavity; a thin plate of bone separating the tympanic cavity from the jugular fossa.
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fundus tympani

The floor of the tympanic cavity close to the jugular fossa. It contains the bulb of the internal jugular vein.
See also: fundus
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