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  Definition of tympanum
  1. a large hemispherical brass or copper percussion instrument with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting the tension on it
  2. the membrane in the ear that vibrates to sound
  3. the main cavity of the ear; between the eardrum and the inner ear
Similar Words: kettle, kettledrum, tympani, timpani, eardrum, tympanic membrane, myringa, middle ear, tympanic cavity

 

Hyponyms: perforated eardrum

 

Part Meronyms: ear, auditory apparatus

 

 
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