Definition of tympanic bone in English:

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tympanic bone


A small bone supporting the tympanic membrane in some vertebrates.
Example sentences
  • A slip may be given to the tympanic bone, stylomandibular ligament, or mandible at its angle.
  • In the region of the ear, the tympanic bone is semicircular, and the petrosal is massive and only loosely bound to the basicranium.
  • The tympanic bone is distinctively annular (ring-shaped).

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Syllabification: tym·pan·ic bone

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