Medical Dictionary

Shrapnell's membrane

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

Medical Definition of Shrapnell's membrane

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

Biographical Note for shrapnell's membrane

Shrapnell

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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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