Definition of myringotomy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌmɪrɪnˈdʒɒtəmi/
Pronunciation: /ˌmɪrɪnˈɡɒtəmi/


[mass noun]
Surgical incision into the eardrum, to relieve pressure or drain fluid.
Example sentences
  • 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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