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tympanic membrane

noun, Anatomy, Zoology.
Origin of tympanic membrane
1855-60 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for tympanic-membrane

tympanic membrane

the thin translucent oval membrane separating the external ear from the middle ear. It transmits vibrations produced by sound waves, via the ossicles, to the cochlea Also called tympanum Nontechnical name eardrum
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tympanic-membrane in Medicine

tympanic membrane n.
See eardrum.

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tympanic-membrane in Science
tympanic membrane
See eardrum.
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