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Shrapnell's membrane

noun Shrap·nell's membrane \ ˈshrap-nəlz- \

medical Definition of Shrapnell's membrane

:a triangular flaccid part of the tympanic membrane of the ear

Biographical Note for shrapnell's membrane

  • Shrapnell, Henry Jones (1761–1841), British anatomist. Shrapnell published the first description of the flaccid portion of the tympanic membrane in 1832.

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