tympanites

noun
tym·​pa·​ni·​tes | \ ˌtim-pə-ˈnī-tēz How to pronounce tympanites (audio) \

Definition of tympanites

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

Other Words from tympanites

tympanitic \ ˌtim-​pə-​ˈni-​tik How to pronounce tympanites (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of tympanites

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tympanites

Middle English, from Late Latin, from Greek tympanitēs, from tympanon

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“Tympanites.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tympanites. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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tympanites

noun
tym·​pa·​ni·​tes | \ ˌtim-pə-ˈnīt-ēz How to pronounce tympanites (audio) \

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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