umbo of tympanic membrane


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um·bo of tym·pan·ic mem·brane

[TA]
the projection on the inner surface of the tympanic membrane at the end of the manubrium of the malleus; this corresponds to the most depressed point of the membrane, viewed laterally, which is commonly called the umbo.
Synonym(s): umbo membranae tympani [TA]

um·bo of tym·pan·ic mem·brane

(ŭm'bō tim-pan'ik mem'brān) [TA]
The projection on the inner surface of the tympanic membrane at the end of the manubrium of the malleus; this corresponds to the most depressed point of the membrane, viewed laterally, that is commonly called the umbo.
Synonym(s): umbo (2) .

umbo of tympanic membrane

The central depressed portion of the concavity on the lateral surface of the tympanic membrane. It marks the point where the malleus is attached to the inner surface.
See also: umbo