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Noun: tympanic membrane  tim'pa-nik 'mem,breyn
  1. The membrane in the ear that vibrates to sound
    - eardrum, tympanum, myringa

Derived forms: tympanic membranes

Type of: membrane, tissue layer

Part of: ear, earhole [informal], lug [Brit, informal], lughole [Brit, informal]

Encyclopedia: Tympanic membrane