Definition of myringotomy in English:


Line breaks: myr¦in|got¦omy
Pronunciation: /ˌmɪrɪnˈdʒɒtəmi
, -ˈgɒtəmi/


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

More definitions of myringotomy

Definition of myringotomy in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day milord
Pronunciation: məˈlôrd
used to address an English nobleman