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tympanites Line breaks: tym¦pan|ites
Pronunciation: /ˌtɪmpəˈnʌɪtiːz/

Definition of tympanites in English:


[mass noun] Medicine
Swelling of the abdomen with air or gas.
Example sentences
  • Abdominal distension with a splashing sound like water, and accompanying dysuria indicates tympanites or ascites.
  • We remained a gastric tube during operation to prevent intestinal tympanites and to put in medicines that could improve the movement of intestine.
  • When they gave me this information I knew that the tympanites was due to narcotic paralysis, instead of coming from perforative, septic peritonitis, as the general appearance and symptoms indicated.


Pronunciation: /ˌtɪmpəˈnɪtɪk/
Example sentences
  • You examined her and she had a tympanitic abdomen.
  • On exam, he is tympanitic over his abdomen and liver.
  • Examination also showed a distended tympanitic abdomen, and abdominal radiography showed a large amount of gas in a distended bladder.


Late Middle English: via late Latin from Greek tumpanitēs, from tumpanon (see tympanum).

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