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tympanites

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noun tym·pa·ni·tes \ˌtim-pə-ˈnī-tēz\

Definition of tympanites

  1. :  a distension of the abdomen caused by accumulation of gas in the intestinal tract or peritoneal cavity

tympanitic play \-ˈni-tik\ adjective


Origin of tympanites

Middle English, from Late Latin, from Greek tympanitēs, from tympanon


First Known Use: 14th century


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tympanites

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noun tym·pa·ni·tes \ˌtim-pə-ˈnīt-ēz\

Medical Definition of tympanites

  1. :  a distension of the abdomen caused by accumulation of gas in the intestinal tract or peritoneal cavity




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