tympanic

tympanic
1. Relating to the t. cavity or membrane. SYN: tympanal (1). 2. Resonant. 3. SYN: tympanitic (2).

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tym·pan·ic tim-'pan-ik adj of, relating to, or being a tympanum

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tym·pan·ic (tim-panґik) [L. tympanicus, from Gr. tympanon drum] 1. of or pertaining to the tympanic cavity or the tympanic membrane. 2. bell-like or resonant; called also 3. tympanitic. tympanitic (def. 1).

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  • Tympanic — Tym*pan ic (?; 277), a. [See {Tympanum}.] 1. Like a tympanum or drum; acting like a drumhead; as, a tympanic membrane. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the tympanum. [1913 Webster] {Tympanic bone} (Anat.), a bone of the skull which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tympanic — Tym*pan ic, n. (Anat.) The tympanic bone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tympanic — 1808, from TYMPANUM (Cf. tympanum) + IC (Cf. ic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • tympanic — [tim pan′ik] adj. 1. of or like a drum or drumhead 2. Anat. Zool. of the tympanum, esp. the eardrum …   English World dictionary

  • tympanic — adj. 1 Anat. of, relating to, or having a tympanum. 2 resembling or acting like a drumhead. Phrases and idioms: tympanic bone Anat. the bone supporting the tympanic membrane. tympanic membrane Anat. the membrane separating the outer ear and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tympanic — tympanum ► NOUN (pl. tympanums or tympana) 1) Anatomy & Zoology the eardrum. 2) Architecture a vertical recessed triangular space forming the centre of a pediment or over a door. DERIVATIVES tympanic adjective. ORIGIN Greek tumpanon drum …   English terms dictionary

  • Tympanic bone — Tympanic Tym*pan ic (?; 277), a. [See {Tympanum}.] 1. Like a tympanum or drum; acting like a drumhead; as, a tympanic membrane. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the tympanum. [1913 Webster] {Tympanic bone} (Anat.), a bone of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tympanic membrane — Tympanic Tym*pan ic (?; 277), a. [See {Tympanum}.] 1. Like a tympanum or drum; acting like a drumhead; as, a tympanic membrane. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the tympanum. [1913 Webster] {Tympanic bone} (Anat.), a bone of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tympanic nerve — n a branch of the glossopharyngeal nerve arising from the petrosal ganglion and entering the middle ear where it takes part in forming the tympanic plexus called also Jacobson s nerve * * * nervus tympanicus …   Medical dictionary

  • tympanic plexus — n a nerve plexus of the middle ear that is formed by the tympanic nerve and two or three filaments from the carotid plexus, sends fibers to the mucous membranes of the middle ear, the eustachian tube, and the mastoid cells, and gives off the… …   Medical dictionary

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