Tympanic membrane

membrane that separates the external ear from the middle ear
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The tympanic membrane, also called an eardrum, is a thin membrane that separates the external ear from the middle ear in humans and other animals. It moves sound from the air to the ossicles inside the middle ear.[1] The malleus bone bridges the gap between the eardrum and the other ossicles.

Eardrum
Anatomy of the Human Ear.svg
Anatomy of the human ear.
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Right tympanic membrane as seen through a speculum.
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Identifiers
Latinmembrana tympani
MeSHD014432
TAA15.3.01.052
FMA9595
Anatomical terminology

ReferencesEdit

  1. "tympanic membrane (anatomy) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia". britannica.com. 2012. Retrieved 29 May 2012.