eardrum definition

  • noun:
    • The thin, semitransparent, oval-shaped membrane that separates the middle ear from the external ear. Also called tympanic membrane layer, tympanum.
    • A thin membrane that separates the external ear from the center ear and transmits noise from environment into the malleus.
    • The tympanum. See Illust. of ear.
    • The middle ear; the tympanum. See tympanum, and first cut-under ear.
    • much more specifically, the tympanic membrane layer: because, to-burst or puncture the ear-drum. See cuts under ear and tympanic.
    • the membrane within the ear that vibrates to seem

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