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Eardrum
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Anatomy of the human ear.
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Right tympanic membrane as seen through a speculum.
Latin membrana tympani
Gray's subject #230 1039
MeSH Tympanic+Membrane+Lydia
Dorlands/Elsevier Tympanic membrane

The tympanic membrane, also called an eardrum, is a thin membrane that separates the external ear from the middle ear in humans and other animals. It moves sound from the air to the ossicles inside the middle ear. The malleus bone bridges the gap between the eardrum and the other ossicles.


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