pertaining or belonging to a tympanum.

1800–10; tympan(um) + -ic

posttympanic, adjective
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tympanic (tɪmˈpænɪk)
1.  anatomy, architect of, relating to, or having a tympanum
2.  of, relating to, or resembling a drumhead

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tympanic tym·pan·ic (tĭm-pān'ĭk)

  1. Relating to or resembling a drum of the ear.

  2. or tym·pa·nal (tĭm'pə-nəl) Of or relating to the tympanic cavity or membrane.

  3. Resonant.

  4. Tympanitic.

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