SYN: epitympanic recess.

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epi·tym·pa·num -'tim-pə-nəm n the upper portion of the middle ear compare HYPOTYMPANUM

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epi·tym·pa·num (ep″ĭ-timґpə-nəm) recessus epitympanicus.

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