tympanites

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tympanites tym·pa·ni·tes (tĭm'pə-nī'tēz)
n.
A distention of the abdomen resulting from the accumulation of gas or air in the intestine or peritoneal cavity. Also called meteorism, tympany.


tym'pa·nism n.
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