Definition of myringotomy in English:


Syllabification: myr·in·got·o·my
Pronunciation: /ˌmirənˈgätəmē


  • Surgical incision into the eardrum, to relieve pressure or drain fluid.
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    • A myringotomy drains the fluids and prevents the build up of fluids in the future.
    • The surgical procedures were adenoidectomy, myringotomy, and tympanoplasty.
    • If fluid was apparent, myringotomy was performed, and the fluid was sent for culture.


late 19th century: from modern Latin myringa 'eardrum' + -tomy.

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