tympanic membrane

Definitions of tympanic membrane
  1. noun
    the membrane in the ear that vibrates to sound
    synonyms: eardrum, myringa, tympanum
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    types:
    perforated eardrum
    an eardrum with a hole or tear in it; can interfere with normal hearing and cause other ear problems
    type of:
    membrane, tissue layer
    a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects the organs or cells of animals or plants
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