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A distension of the abdomen resulting from the accumulation of gas or air in the intestine or peritoneal cavity. Also called tympany.

[Middle English, from Late Latin tympanītēs, from Greek tumpanītēs, from tumpanon, drum.]

tym′pa·nit′ic (-nĭt′ĭk) adj.
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Adj.1.tympanitic - of or relating to tympanites


a. timpanítico-a, rel. a la timpanitis o afectado por ésta.
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The abdomen was markedly distended, tympanitic with rebound tenderness.
6] Physical examination may show asymmetrical distention of the abdomen, with a tympanitic mass palpable in the left upper quadrant or mid-abdomen.
Chest percussion revealed liver dullness on the left side and tympanitic note on right subcostal area.