tympanism


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tympanites

 [tim″pah-ni´tēz]
drumlike distention of the abdomen due to air or gas in the intestine or peritoneal cavity. adj., adj tympanit´ic.
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tym·pa·ni·tes

(tim'pă-nī'tēz),
Swelling of the abdomen resulting from gas in the intestinal or peritoneal cavity.
[L. fr. G. tympanitēs, an edema in which the belly is stretched like a drum, tympanon]
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tym·pa·ni·tes

(timpă-nītēz)
Swelling of the abdomen due to gas in the intestinal or peritoneal cavity.
Synonym(s): meteorism, tympanism.
[L. fr. G. tympanitēs, an edema in which the belly is stretched like a drum, tympanon]
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