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Definition 1: a large hemispherical brass or copper percussion instrument with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting the tension on it - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for tympanum in the sense of this definition

(tympanum is a kind of ...) a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by one object striking another

Definition 2: the membrane in the ear that vibrates to sound - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for tympanum in the sense of this definition

(tympanum is a kind of ...) a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects the organs or cells of animals or plants

(... is a kind of tympanum ) an eardrum with a hole or tear in it; can interfere with normal hearing and cause other ear problems

(tympanum is a part of ...) a slight rounded elevation where the malleus attaches to the eardrum

(... is part of tympanum) the sense organ for hearing and equilibrium

Definition 3: the main cavity of the ear; between the eardrum and the inner ear - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for tympanum in the sense of this definition

(tympanum is a kind of ...) (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body

(tympanum is a part of ...) a small bone; especially one in the middle ear

(tympanum is a part of ...) either of the paired tubes connecting the middle ears to the nasopharynx; equalizes air pressure on the two sides of the eardrum

(tympanum is a part of ...) the ossicle attached to the eardrum

(tympanum is a part of ...) the ossicle between the malleus and the stapes

(tympanum is a part of ...) the stirrup-shaped ossicle that transmits sound from the incus to the cochlea

(... is part of tympanum) all of the components of the organ of hearing including the outer and middle and inner ears

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