tympanites

noun tym·pa·ni·tes \ ˌtim-pə-ˈnī-tēz \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of tympanites

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

tympanitic

play \ˌtim-pə-ˈni-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of tympanites

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


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tympanites

noun tym·pa·ni·tes \ ˌtim-pə-ˈnīt-ēz \

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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