tympanic cavitymedical dictionary

An air chamber in the temporal bone containing the ossicles; it is lined with mucous membrane and is continuous with the auditory tube anteriorly and the tympanic antrum and mastoid air cells posteriorly.

Synonyms: cavitas tympanica, cavity of middle ear, cavum tympani, tympanum.

(05 Mar 2000)

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