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tympanum

 [tim´pah-num]

tympanum

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timpanum

(tĭm′pə-nəm)
n. pl. tympa·na (-nə) or tympa·nums
1.
a. Anatomy See middle ear.
b. See eardrum.
2. Zoology A membranous external auditory structure, as in certain insects.
3. The diaphragm of a telephone.

tympanum

1. The ear drum and the middle ear cavity.
2. the middle ear and its contents.

tympanum

see TYMPANIC MEMBRANE.