tympanum

n. – (pl. -na ) ear-drum; Archtitecture, triangular face of pediment; space within arch. tympanal, tympanic, adj. tympani, n.pl. (sing. -no) timpani. tympaniform, adj. like a tympanum. tympanist, n. timpanist. tympanites, n. distention of abdomen by flatulence. tympanitis n. inflammation of the tympanum. tympany, n. inflation; turgidity.

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