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tympany

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noun tym·pa·ny \-nē\

Definition of tympany

plural

tympanies



Origin and Etymology of tympany

Medieval Latin tympanias, from Greek, from tympanon


First Known Use: 1528


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tympany

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noun tym·pa·ny \-nē\

Medical Definition of tympany

plural

tympanies

  1. 1:  tympanites

  2. 2:  a resonant sound heard in percussion (as of the abdomen)




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