myring/o, tympan/o (13/24)

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myring/o or tympan/o is a combining form that refers to “tympanic membrane (eardrum)”.

The tympanic membrane, or eardrum is a skin flap drum-like structure that separates the middle ear from the outer ear in the ear. As sound enters the ear canal, the eardrum vibrates, moving the vibrations to the three tiny bones in the middle ear.