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English definition of “tympanum”


noun [C] (plural tympana or tympanums) (also timpanum)     /ˈtɪm.pə.nəm/ US  // specialized
an eardrum (= a thin piece of skin inside the ear that moves backwards and forwards when sound waves reach it, allowing you to hear sounds )The ear
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