Tympanic bone
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 bone — n. a bone in the skull of mammals, supporting the eardrum and partly enclosing the middle ear …   English World dictionary

  • tympanic bone — bone in the ear located near the ear drum …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tympanic bone — tympan′ic bone′ n. anat. zool. (in mammals) a bone of the skull, supporting the tympanic membrane and enclosing part of the middle ear …   From formal English to slang

  • tympanic bone — Anat., Zool. (in mammals) a bone of the skull, supporting the tympanic membrane and enclosing part of the tympanum or middle ear. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • tympanic bone — /tɪmˈpænɪk boʊn/ (say tim panik bohn) noun (in mammals) a bone of the skull, supporting the tympanic membrane and enclosing part of the tympanum or middle ear …   Australian English dictionary

  • tympanic bone — noun the bone enclosing the middle ear • Hypernyms: ↑bone, ↑os • Part Holonyms: ↑temporal bone, ↑os temporale …   Useful english dictionary

  • tympanic bone — pars tympanica ossis temporalis …   Medical dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tympanic membrane — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tympanic — Tym*pan ic, n. (Anat.) The tympanic bone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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