Above, or in the upper part of, the tympanic cavity or membrane.

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epi·tym·pan·ic -tim-'pan-ik adj situated above the tympanic membrane

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epi·tym·pan·ic (ep″ĭ-tim-panґik) 1. situated upon or over the tympanum. 2. pertaining to the epitympanum (recessus epitympanicus [TA]).

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