HyperDic: eardrum

English > 1 sense of the word eardrum:
NOUNbodyeardrum, tympanum, tympanic membrane, myringathe membrane in the ear that vibrates to sound
English > eardrum: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningThe membrane in the ear that vibrates to sound.
Synonymstympanum, tympanic membrane, myringa
Part ofearThe sense organ for hearing and equilibrium
PartsumboA slight rounded elevation where the malleus attaches to the eardrum
Narrowerperforated eardrumAn eardrum with a hole or tear in it
Broadermembrane, tissue layerA pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects the organs or cells of animals or plants
Spanishmembrana timpánica, tímpano

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