|meteorism, Also called: tympany distension of the abdomen caused by an abnormal accumulation of gas in the intestinal or peritoneal cavity, as in peritonitis|
|[C14: from Late Latin, from Greek tumpanitēs concerning a drum, from tumpanon drum]|
tympanites tym·pa·ni·tes (tĭm'pə-nī'tēz)
A distention of the abdomen resulting from the accumulation of gas or air in the intestine or peritoneal cavity. Also called meteorism, tympany.