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ear·drum

 (îr′drŭm′)
n.
The thin, semitransparent, oval-shaped membrane that separates the middle ear from the external ear. Also called tympanic membrane, tympanum.

eardrum

(ˈɪəˌdrʌm)
n
(Anatomy) the nontechnical name for tympanic membrane

ear•drum

(ˈɪərˌdrʌm)

n.
a membrane in the ear canal between the external ear and the middle ear; tympanic membrane.
[1635–45]

ear·drum

(îr′drŭm′)
The thin, oval-shaped membrane that separates the middle ear from the outer ear. It vibrates in response to sound waves, which are then transmitted to the three small bones of the middle ear. Also called tympanic membrane.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eardrum - the membrane in the ear that vibrates to soundeardrum - the membrane in the ear that vibrates to sound
ear - the sense organ for hearing and equilibrium
perforated eardrum - an eardrum with a hole or tear in it; can interfere with normal hearing and cause other ear problems
umbo - a slight rounded elevation where the malleus attaches to the eardrum
tissue layer, membrane - a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects the organs or cells of animals or plants
Translations
طَبْلَةُ الُأذُنطَبْلَة الأُذن
bubínek
trommehinde
tärykalvo
bubnjić
hljóîhimna
鼓膜
고막
tympanum
ušný bubienok
trumhinna
เยื่อแก้วหู
màng nhĩ

eardrum

[ˈɪədrʌm] Ntímpano m

eardrum

[ˈɪərdrʌm] ntympan m

eardrum

[ˈɪəˌdrʌm] ntimpano

ear1

() noun
1. the part of the head by means of which we hear, or its external part only. Her new hair-style covers her ears.
2. the sense or power of hearing especially the ability to hear the difference between sounds. sharp ears; He has a good ear for music.
ˈearache noun
pain in the inner part of the ear.
ˈeardrum noun
the layer of tissue separating the inner from the outer ear.
ˈearlobe noun
the soft lower part of the ear.
ˈearmark verb
to set aside (for a particular purpose). This money is earmarked for our holiday.
ˈearring noun
an ornament worn attached to the ear. silver earrings.
ˈearshot noun
the distance at which sound can be heard. He did not hear her last remark as he was out of earshot.
be all ears
to listen with keen attention. The children were all ears when their father was describing the car crash.
go in one ear and out the other
not to make any lasting impression. I keep telling that child to work harder but my words go in one ear and out the other.
play by ear
to play (music) without looking at and without having memorized printed music.
up to one's ears (in)
deeply involved (in). I'm up to my ears in work.

eardrum

طَبْلَةُ الُأذُن bubínek trommehinde Trommelfell τύμπανο του αφτιού tímpano tärykalvo tympan bubnjić timpano 鼓膜 고막 trommelvlies trommehinne błona bębenkowa tímpano барабанная перепонка trumhinna เยื่อแก้วหู kulak zarı màng nhĩ 耳膜

ear·drum

n. tímpano del oído.

eardrum, ear drum

n tímpano
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An eardrum rupture which is a 6 hole or tear in your eardrum.
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A similar approach of combining a printed scaffold with biological material has been taken by a team of researchers from Italy and the Netherlands to produce an artificial eardrum.
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Food and Drug Administration today allowed marketing of a new hearing aid that uses a laser diode and direct vibration of the eardrum to amplify sound.
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The aim of this case report is to present a rare foreign body - a tick on the eardrum in a seven-year old girl, who was admitted to hospital after one-month outpatient treatment due to repeated bleeding from the ear.
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And when the team looked at the eardrum's vibration, they could see that it was amplified at certain frequencies, as they would expect if alligators use the pressure difference at the eardrum for orientation.