tympan-, tympano-, tympani- +

(Greek > Latin: drum, kettledrum; stretched membrane; from "blow, impression, to beat"; a part of the ear)

aerotympanal
A reference to atmospheric (air) pressure and the middle ear.
bulla tympani, tympanic bulla
The bony projection of the temporal bone containing the tympanic cavity in many mammals.
entotympanic
Within the tympanum (eardrum) of the ear.
membrana tympanica
A tympanic membrane, the obliquely placed, thin membranous partition, between the external acoustic meatus and the tympanic cavity.
tympanal
1. Like a tympanum or drum; acting like a drumhead; such as, a tympanic membrane.
2. Referring, or pertaining, to the tympanum (eardrum).
tympanectomy
Excision of a tympanic membrane or eardrum.
tympania
Distention of the abdomen, due to the presence of gas, or air, in the intestine or in the peritoneal cavity, as in peritonitis and typhoid fever.
tympanic
1. Associated wtih the eardrum.
2. Referring to the tympanic cavity (major portion of the middle ear, consisting of a narrow air-filled cavity in the temporal bone that contains the bones of the middle ear). 3. Bell-like or resonant.
tympanic membrane, membrana tympani
The eardrum.
tympanichord, chorda tympani
1. A derivative of the nervus intermedius (root of the facial nerve) which leaves the main nerve in the facial canal to enter the middle ear cavity.
2. A nerve given off from the facial nerve in the facial canal which passes through the posterior canaliculus of the chorda tympani into the tympanic cavity, crosses over the tympanic membrane and handle of the malleus, and passes out through the anterior canaliculus of the chorda tympani in the petrotympanic fissure to join the lingual branch of the mandibular nerve in the infratemporal fossa.

It conveys taste sensation from the anterior two-thirds of the tongue and carries parasympathetic preganglionic fibers to the submandibular ganglion, for innervation of the submandibular and sublingual salivary glands.

tympanicity
The quality of being tympanic, or drumlike, in tone.
tympanion
A point at the upper or lower end of the vertical diameter of the annulus tympanicus (root of the facial nerve).
tympanism
Distention of the abdomen, due to the presence of gas, or air, in the intestine or in the peritoneal cavity, as in peritonitis and typhoid fever.
tympanist, timpanist
Someone who plays the kettledrums and other percussion instruments in an orchestra.
tympanites
A hollow drum-like sound produced when a gas-containing cavity is tapped sharply.

Tympanites is heard if the chest contains free air (pneumothorax) or the abdomen is distended with gas. Another term for tympanites is tympany.

Related "ear" word families: auri-; myring-; oto-.