myringotomy

myringotomy

[mir-in-got-uh-mee, -ing-]
noun, plural myringotomies.
surgical incision of the tympanic membrane.

Origin:
1875–80; < Neo-Latin myring(a) tympanic membrane (compare Medieval Latin miringa membrane enclosing the brain, dissimilated form of Late Latin mēninga < Greek mêninx, stem mēning- membrane) + -o- + -tomy

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myringotomy myr·in·got·o·my (mĭr'ĭng-gŏt'ə-mē)
n.
Surgical puncture of the tympanic membrane, as for the removal of fluid or the drainage of pus. Also called tympanostomy, tympanotomy.

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