Origin and Etymology of tympanites
Middle English, from Late Latin, from Greek tympanitēs, from tympanon
First Known Use: 14th century
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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