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(Anatomy) anatomy the thin translucent oval membrane separating the external ear from the middle ear. It transmits vibrations produced by sound waves, via the ossicles, to the cochlea. Also called: tympanum Nontechnical name: eardrum
a membrane in the ear canal between the external ear and the middle ear; tympanic membrane.
(or eardrum) A membrane between the external and middle ear.
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|Noun||1.||tympanic membrane - 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