Tympanic
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 incloses a part of the tympanum and supports the tympanic membrane.

{Tympanic membrane}. (Anat.) See the Note under {Ear}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • 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 — 1. Relating to the t. cavity or membrane. SYN: tympanal (1). 2. Resonant. 3. SYN: tympanitic (2). * * * tym·pan·ic tim pan ik adj of, relating to, or being a tympanum * * * tym·pan·ic (tim panґik) [L. tympanicus, from Gr. tympanon drum] 1. of or… …   Medical 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 — adjective Etymology: Latin & New Latin tympanum Date: 1808 of, relating to, or being a tympanum …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tympanic — 1. Relating to or resembling a drum 2. Of or relating to the middle ear or eardrum …   Fisheries — dictionary

  • tympanic — /tim pan ik/, adj. pertaining or belonging to a tympanum. [1800 10; TYMPAN(UM) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • tympanic — adjective /tɪmˈpæ.nɪk/ a) of, relating to, or resembling a drum b) relating to the eardrum or middle ear; tympanal …   Wiktionary

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