eardrum

noun ear·drum \ ˈir-ˌdrəm \

Definition of eardrum

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First Known Use of eardrum

1645


EARDRUM Defined for English Language Learners

eardrum

noun

Definition of eardrum for English Language Learners

  • : a thin, tightly stretched piece of tissue in the ear that vibrates when sound waves hit it


EARDRUM Defined for Kids

eardrum

noun ear·drum \ ˈir-ˌdrəm \

Definition of eardrum for Students

:the membrane that separates the outer and middle parts of the ear and vibrates when sound waves strike it

Medical Dictionary

eardrum

noun ear·drum \ -ˌdrəm \

medical Definition of eardrum



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