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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
References in classic literature ?
But it came, the smash of reality from without, crashing upon his ear drums in a loud, explosive snort.
Ms Springer suffered injuries to her head, neck, arms, legs and feet as well as a ruptured ear drum.
Stifling a sneeze can rupture your throat, burst an ear drum, or pop a blood vessel in your brain, researchers warned on Tuesday.
This tiny signal originates in the cochlea and vibrates the ear drum, turning it into a speaker and playing sound back out of your ear.
In a new draft guideline, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) said that doctors should advise people not to clean their ears with cotton buds as this could damage the ear canal and ear drum, and push the wax further down into the ear.
Wally's Natural introduced a new ear scrub for kids (and adults) that gives consumers a satisfying cleaning without the danger of puncturing an ear drum.
If there is a build-up of wax (a common problem in older adults, since the consistency of ear wax becomes thicker as we age), your doctor will likely need to remove it with a small suction device so that he or she can view your ear drum for signs of infection.
We have basically bio-mimicked the ear drum with novel materials that allow the ear drum to function as intended without negative side effects.
Freshening the margins of perforation - Margins of the perforation is freshened using sickle knife or angled pick so as to break the adhesions formed between the squamous margin of the ear drum with that of the middle ear mucosa.
A MAN who kicked and punched his wife in a rage, causing a perforated ear drum and black eye received a 20 weeks suspended jail term yesterday.
SINGER Ed Sheeran needs surgery after bursting his ear drum.
There is usually a slow and orderly migration of the skin lining the ear canal from the ear drum to the outer opening of the ear canal.