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tympanic

[tim-pan-ik] /tɪmˈpæn ɪk/
adjective
1.
pertaining or belonging to a tympanum.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; tympan(um) + -ic
Related forms
posttympanic, adjective
pretympanic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pretympanic

tympanic

/tɪmˈpænɪk/
adjective
1.
(anatomy, architect) of, relating to, or having a tympanum
2.
of, relating to, or resembling a drumhead
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Word Origin and History for pretympanic

tympanic

adj.

1808, from tympanum + -ic.

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pretympanic in Medicine

tympanic tym·pan·ic (tĭm-pān'ĭk)
adj.

  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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