tympany

noun tym·pa·ny \ ˈtim-pə-nē \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of tympany

plural tympanies

Origin and Etymology of tympany

Medieval Latin tympanias, from Greek, from tympanon


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tympany

noun tym·pa·ny \ -nē \

medical Definition of tympany

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

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