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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the membrane in the ear that vibrates to sound [syn: eardrum, tympanum, tympanic membrane, myringa]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1645 tympanic membrane

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. the membrane of the middle ear (= tympanic membrane).

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Eardrum Ear"drum`, n. (Anat.) The tympanum. See Illust. of Ear.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

also ear drum(eardrums) Your eardrums are the thin pieces of tightly stretched skin inside each ear, which vibrate when sound waves reach them. N-COUNT

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