The Collaborative International Dictionary
Tympanic \Tym*pan"ic\ (?; 277), a. [See Tympanum.]
Like a tympanum or drum; acting like a drumhead; as, a tympanic membrane.
(Anat.) Of or pertaining to the tympanum.
Tympanic bone (Anat.), a bone of the skull which incloses a part of the tympanum and supports the tympanic membrane.
Tympanic membrane. (Anat.) See the Note under Ear.
n. (context anatomy English) eardrum
Usage examples of "tympanic membrane".
When he slid his thumb back and forth across the smooth leather, he felt not what was there but what might soon be available for his caress: delicately shaped ridges of cartilage forming the auricula and pinna, the graceful curves of the channels that focused sound waves inward toward the tympanic membrane.
Somewhat as in a fall into deep water, where the hydraulic compression of air perforates the tympanic membrane as water is forced into the external ear canal.
Their buzzing still reached the chieftain's tympanic membrane, but he no longer heard it unless he made a deliberate effort.
One of the nodes in the central chamber was a simple auditory unit, a tympanic membrane with legs, tied like all the rest of the nodes into the web's expanded nervous system.
There is simply no recognizable nerve tissue present which it could be and no connection to the outer hide or to any form of tympanic membrane.
The bulkhead would have been able to hear that, as part of its surface, indistinguishable from the rest, served as a crude tympanic membrane, carrying the sounds of voices and footstepsif there had been anyto the intelligence concealed within.
The bulkhead would have been able to hear that, as part of its surface, indistinguishable from the rest, served as a crude tympanic membrane, carrying the sounds of voices and footsteps—.
Unlike the Arecibo dish, Sugar Grove's great ear would have to perform a robotic ballet in order to keep its tympanic membrane aimed at the moon.
I'd watched Mom and Dad inserting cotton swabs into their ears, but I'd read so much about puncturing the tympanic membrane that I was scared to put anything in there.
And there's one little problem with that: the dead anti-mutant's tympanic membrane continued to be responsive about 2 hours after he died.
There was no evidence of external ears except for a feature that might (or might not) be a tympanic membrane near the top of the skull.
He could not help it, not with that insistent great voice echoing and re-echoing on his tympanic membrane.
She leaned over, so close mat her soft voice tickled his left tympanic membrane, arousing in him a strange combination of excitement and terror.
Too much pressure on one side or the other, and the tympanic membrane can't vibrate.