• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Tympanize To drum.
    • v. t Tympanize To stretch, as a skin over the head of a drum; to make into a drum or drumhead, or cause to act or sound like a drum. "Tympanized , as other saints of God were."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • tympanize To make into a drum.
    • tympanize To act the part of a drummer.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. tympanizare, to beat a drum, Gr. tympani`zein


In literature:

Turnbull has recorded two cases of perforation of the tympanic membrane from lumbricoides.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
This tube is generally closed, the air space behind the tympanic membrane being thus cut off from the external air.
"The Dominion of the Air" by J. M. Bacon
The tympanic cavity communicates with the back part of the throat, by the Eustachian tube.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
A "receiving apparatus" is needed, and is supplied by the ear-drum, middle ear, or tympanic cavity (T.).
"Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata" by H. G. Wells
Tympanal: applied to organs covered with a tympanum or stretched membrane supposed to function as ears.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
The abdomen may increase suddenly in volume from accumulation of gas in tympanic colic.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
Nothing remained now but to adjust the guides which would hold the cards on the tympan.
"The Adventures of Bobby Orde" by Stewart Edward White
If percussion is resorted to, the animal's chest will give a tympanic, drumlike sound.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
He had a large tympanic membrane or "ear" on his ventral surface.
"Stamped Caution" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
A practical pressman says that a sheet of paper wet with glycerine and used as a tympan-sheet will prevent off-setting.
"Paper and Printing Recipes" by J. Sawtelle Ford
Hind feet densely covered with long hair; ear short; tympanic bulla of moderate size.
"A Synopsis of the North American Lagomorpha" by E. Raymond Hall
The auditory bulla and the tympanic are divided by an internal partition.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
The tympanic is welded with the periotic, which is attached to the base of the skull by two strong diverging processes.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 7" by Various
Tympanic prolonged into a tubular auditory meatus, curving upwards round the base of the zygoma.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 10" by Various
The post-tympanic dark marks and dark mottling on the flanks are absent.
"Neotropical Hylid Frogs, Genus Smilisca" by William E. Duellman
The tympanic ring has been held to be the equivalent of the quadrate.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
Margin of tympanic cavity evenly curved.
"Trees. A Woodland Notebook" by Herbert Maxwell
Margin of tympanic cavity evenly curved.
"Extinct Birds" by Walter Rothschild
It is a decided advantage to have two tympans in use, one for small stones and another for the larger sizes.
"Practical Lithography" by Alfred Seymour
The ears have no external parts, other than the thin tympanic membranes.
"Elementary Zoology, Second Edition" by Vernon L. Kellogg

In news:

Cholesteatomas are believed to form as the result of poor eustachian tube function with resultant tympanic membrane retraction and a lack of normal epithelial migration.
When you hear a sound, vibrations in the ear are transmitted to the tympanic (TIM-PAN-ICK) membrane, or eardrum , and then to the inner ear, where they're converted to nerve impulses and sent to the brain.
Incidence of tympanic membrane perforation after intratympanic steroid treatment through myringotomy tubes.
The eardrum (tympanic membrane) separates the ear canal from the middle ear.
Juvenile xanthogranuloma of the tympanic membrane : A case report.
Incidence of tympanic membrane perforation after intratympanic steroid treatment through myringotomy tubes.
Assessments of the size of tympanic membrane perforations: A comparison of clinical estimations with video-otoscopic calculations.
Assessments of the size of tympanic membrane perforations: A comparison of clinical estimations with video- otoscopic calculations.
The frequency of adverse events related to the IT injection of steroids is low, with pain, short-lasting vertigo, otitis media, and tympanic perforations being the most common complications.
It appears that there is a significantly increased incidence of tympanic membrane perforations in this population.