tympanic cavity

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tympanic cavity

n.
A large, irregularly shaped cavity of the middle ear.
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Noun1.tympanic cavity - the main cavity of the eartympanic cavity - the main cavity of the ear; between the eardrum and the inner ear
bonelet, ossicle, ossiculum - a small bone; especially one in the middle ear
auditory apparatus - all of the components of the organ of hearing including the outer and middle and inner ears
bodily cavity, cavum, cavity - (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body
auditory tube, Eustachian tube - either of the paired tubes connecting the middle ears to the nasopharynx; equalizes air pressure on the two sides of the eardrum
malleus, hammer - the ossicle attached to the eardrum
incus, anvil - the ossicle between the malleus and the stapes
stapes, stirrup - the stirrup-shaped ossicle that transmits sound from the incus to the cochlea