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Noun: tympany  tim-pu-nee
  1. Distension of the abdomen that is caused by the accumulation of gas in the intestines or the peritoneal cavity
    - tympanites
     
  2. [archaic] Conceit, bombast,turgidness

Derived forms: tympanies

Type of: dilatation, distension, distention

Encyclopedia: Tympany