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Overview of noun tympanum

The noun tympanum has 3 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. middle ear, tympanic cavity, tympanum

(the main cavity of the ear; between the eardrum and the inner ear)

2. eardrum, tympanum, tympanic membrane, myringa

(the membrane in the ear that vibrates to sound)

3. kettle, kettledrum, tympanum, tympani, timpani

(a large hemispherical brass or copper percussion instrument with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting the tension on it) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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