Definition of Tympanic membrane

1. Noun. The membrane in the ear that vibrates to sound.

Exact synonyms: Eardrum, Myringa, Tympanum
Group relationships: Ear
Specialized synonyms: Perforated Eardrum
Terms within: Umbo
Generic synonyms: Membrane, Tissue Layer



Definition of Tympanic membrane

1. Noun. (context: anatomy) eardrum ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Tympanic membrane

1. The eardrum. (13 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tympanic Membrane

tympanic attic
tympanic body
tympanic bone
tympanic canal
tympanic canaliculus
tympanic cavity
tympanic cells
tympanic enlargement
tympanic ganglion
tympanic gland
tympanic groove
tympanic incisure
tympanic intumescence
tympanic labium of limbus of spiral lamina
tympanic lip of limbus of spiral lamina
tympanic membrane (current term)
tympanic membrane perforation
tympanic nerve
tympanic notch
tympanic opening of auditory tube
tympanic opening of canaliculi for chorda tympani
tympanic opening of eustachian tube
tympanic part of temporal bone
tympanic plate of temporal bone
tympanic plexus
tympanic promontory
tympanic ring
tympanic sinus
tympanic vein
tympanic veins

Literary usage of Tympanic membrane

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1. Psychology, General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1917)
"With every change in the barometric pressure there would be an interference with the action of the tympanic membrane, if the spaces behind this membrane ..."

2. Anatomy of the Cat by Jacob Ellsworth Reighard, Herbert Spencer Jennings (1901)
"Its outer boundary, as well as the inner boundary of the external ear. F1r,. 170.—tympanic membrane, is formed by the tympanic mem- been removed, ..."

3. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"As the dissection is carried anteriorly a narrow margin of bone must be left along the anterior border of the tympanic membrane, and care must be taken to ..."

4. Textbook of human physiology by Leonard Landois, William Stirling (1889)
"If we apply this to the tympanic membrane, then it also should exhibit very great vibrations when its own fundamental note is sounded, but only slight ..."

5. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1900)
"Hence when the tympanic membrane is driven inwards, the corresponding inward movement of the stapes in the fenestra is as far as extent is concerned only ..."

6. A Text-book of Physiology: For Medical Students and Physicians by William Henry Howell (1915)
"When the tympanic membrane moves in and the head of the malleus, therefore, ... If, however, from any unusual cause the tympanic membrane is moved outward ..."

7. A Text-book of physiology for medical students and physicians by William Henry Howell (1913)
"When the tympanic membrane moves in and the head of the malleus, therefore, ... If, however, from any unusual cause the tympanic membrane is moved outward ..."

8. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"... in the recent state it is closed by a membrane, the secondary tympanic membrane, which is concave toward the tympanic cavity, convex toward the cochlea. ..."

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