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  • tympanichord — Anat. (ˈtɪmpənɪ , tɪmˈpænɪkɔːd) [f. tympanum + Gr. χορδή chord n.1] The chorda tympani, a branch of the facial nerve which traverses the mucous membrane of the tympanum. Hence tympaniˈchordal a., pertaining to the tympanichord. Coues (cited in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • chorda — A tendinous or a cord like structure. SEE ALSO: cord. [L., cord] c. arteriae umbilicalis [TA] SYN: cord of umbilical artery. c. chirurgicalis surgical catgut. [L.] c. dorsalis SYN: notochord (2). false chordae tendineae …   Medical dictionary

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