Tympanal Tym"pa*nal, n. Tympanic. [1913 Webster]

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  • tympanal — tympanal, ale, aux [ tɛ̃panal, o ] adj. et n. m. • 1872; de tympan ♦ Anat. Os tympanal ou le tympanal : le plus petit des trois os du temporal, en forme de gouttière. ● tympanal, tympanale, tympanaux adjectif Cercle, cadre, os tympanal, ou… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • tympanal — (tin pa nal) s. m. Terme d anatomie. Os en forme d anneau ou de tube sur lequel est tendue la membrane du tympan, insérée à une cannelure qu il présente à sa partie interne.    Adj. Cercle, cadre, os tympanal. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Tympan …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • tympanal — tym·pa·nal (tĭmʹpə nəl) adj. Variant of tympanic. * * * …   Universalium

  • tympanal — adjective tympanic …   Wiktionary

  • tympanal — 1. SYN: tympanic (1). 2. Resonant. 3. SYN: tympanitic (2). * * * tym·pa·nal (timґpə nəl) 1. tympanic (def. 1). 2. tympanitic (def. 1) …   Medical dictionary

  • tympanal — adj. pertaining to an eardrum; pertaining to a drum …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tympanal — tym·pa·nal …   English syllables

  • tympanal — ˈtimpənəl adjective or noun Etymology: New Latin tympanum + English al : tympanic …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tympanal organ — A Tympanal organ is a hearing organ in insects, consisting of a membrane (tympanum) stretched across a frame backed by an air sac. Sounds vibrate the membrane, and the vibrations are sensed by a chordotonal organ. Tympanal organs occur in just… …   Wikipedia

  • tympanal air chamber — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) An air sac or space, usually posterior to the tympanal organ into which outside air is admitted by a spiracle allowing the tympanum to vibrate freely …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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