tympanites


tym·pa·ni·tes

noun \ˌtim-pə-ˈnī-tēz\

Definition of TYMPANITES

:  a distension of the abdomen caused by accumulation of gas in the intestinal tract or peritoneal cavity
tym·pa·nit·ic \-ˈni-tik\ adjective

Origin of TYMPANITES

Middle English, from Late Latin, from Greek tympanitēs, from tympanon
First Known Use: 14th century

tym·pa·ni·tes

noun \ˌtim-pə-ˈnīt-ēz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TYMPANITES

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

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