timpanum

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timpanum (plural timpanums or timpana)

  1. (anatomy) The eardrum.
  2. (anatomy) The middle ear.
  3. (by extension) The diaphragm of a telephone.
  4. (zoology) An external hearing organ in some insects.
  5. (architecture) An ornamental panel in any triangular space.
  6. (music) A kettledrum.

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