Medical Dictionary

tympanic membrane

noun

Medical Definition of TYMPANIC MEMBRANE

:  a thin membrane separating the middle ear from the inner part of the external auditory canal that vibrates in response to sound energy and transmits the resulting mechanical vibrations to the structures of the middle ear—called also eardrum, tympanum

Illustration of TYMPANIC MEMBRANE

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