tympanum

A tambourine-like drum or a small drum which was always played by women. Kettle drums did not exist.
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Tympanum

Space between lintel and arch over doorway.
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Tympanum

The space between the lintel of a doorway and the arch above it. Often sculptured.
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Tympanum

Tympanum: In anatomy, the drum of the ear, the eardrum, the tympanic membrane. The tympanum resembles the head of a tiny drum. It separates the middle ear from the external ear. Etymology: The Latin term 'tympanum auris' was introduced by Albertus Magnus circa 1225. A tympanum was a drum or similar instrument, as a tambourine or timbrel; also, the ...
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Tympanum

the area enclosed by mouldings of a pediment or the lintel of a doorway and the arch above it, often richly carved or decorated. (Illustration)
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Tympanum

The masonry or brickwork inside a pediment, or the head of an arch, sometimes filled with sculpture. Related Words: Arch; Pediment
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Tympanum

In architecture, the semicircular area that fills the space between the lintel and the arch over a doorway. It is often the location for a panel decorated with relief sculpture or (especially on Armenian churches) for a building inscription. The plural is tympana. U
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tympanum

1. <anatomy> Loosely, the tympanic membrane (membrana tympani). ... 2. The tympanic cavity (cavitas tympanica). ... Origin: L., Gr. Tympanon = drum ... (13 Nov 1997) ...
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tympanum

(tim┬┤pә-nәm) tympanic membrane. tympanic cavity.
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Tympanum

• (n.) A drum-shaped wheel with spirally curved partitions by which water is raised to the axis when the wheel revolves with the lower part of the circumference submerged, -- used for raising water, as for irrigation. • (n.) One of the naked, inflatable air sacs on the neck of the prairie chicken and other species of grouse. • (n.) T...
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tympanum

(from the article `ear, human`) The cavity of the middle ear is a narrow, air-filled space. A slight constriction divides it into an upper and a lower chamber, the tympanum ...
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tympanum

in Classical architecture, the area enclosed by a pediment, whether triangular or segmental. In a triangular pediment, the area is defined by the ... [4 related articles]
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tympanum

(L.; Gr. tympanon drum) 1. loosely, the tympanic membrane (membrana tympani (NA)). 2. the tympanic cavity (cavitas tympanica (NA)).
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tympanum

tympanum (s), tampana (pl) 1. In anatomy, the drum of the ear, the eardrum, the tympanic membrane. The tympanum resembles the head of a tiny drum which separates the middle ear from the external ear. 2. A large hemispherical brass or copper percussion instrument with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting the tension on it. 3. The main ca...
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Tympanum

In architecture a tympanum is the triangular space between the horizontal and sloping cornices on the front of a pediment in classical architecture. It is often left plain, but is sometimes covered with sculpture. This name is also given to the space immediately above the opening of a doorway, etc, in medieval architecture when the top of the openi...
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Tympanum

The tympanum (middle ear) is a cavity in the temporal bone filled with air, closed externally by the tympanic membrane and containing a chain of small bones which convey sound vibrations to the inner ear.
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Tympanum

[architecture] In architecture, a tympanum (plural, tympana) is the semi-circular or triangular decorative wall surface over an entrance, bounded by a lintel and arch. It often contains sculpture or other imagery or ornaments. Most architectural styles include this element. In ancient Greek and Roman and in Christian architecture tympana us...
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Tympanum

The vertical space between the arch and the lintel of a doorway. This location was often considered the premier site on a structure for sculpture, and so contained significant scenes such as the Last Judgment or Christ enthroned.
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Tympanum

This is the external ear drum visible on the side of the head of most frogs.
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Tympanum

Vertical triangular space, plain or with relief decoration, between the slopes of a roof and the horizontal cornice of a temple or other building with a pediment.
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tympanum

tympanum (tim'punum) . In architecture, the triangular space of a pediment, or low-pitched gable, above a portico, door, or window. Its boundaries are generally cornice moldings. The term also designates the solid wall space above an arched window or door. Sculptured tympana of this type, within...
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tympanum

Type: Term Pronunciation: tim′pă-nŭm, tim′pă-nă Synonyms: eardrum
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tympanum

Latin = a drum.
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tympanum

The external eardrum.
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Tympanum

Eardrum, visible externally on many lizards.
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