Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Variant of tympanic.

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  • adj. tympanic

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Tympanic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as tympanic.
  • n. The posterior one of the pterygoid bones in fishes: it is usually between the hyomandibular and the mesopterygoid: same as metapterygoid, 2.
  • n. The upper anterior bone of the gill-cover in fishes: not homologous with the bone called tympanal by Cuvier: Same as pr├Žoperculum, 2.

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Examples

  • They also have tympanal organs, sensitive to sound, situated on the thorax or abdomen.

    Wildwood

  • Huxley to recognise what are the true homologues of the quadrate, the palatine and the pterygoid in adult bony fish, and to prove that the symplectic and the metapterygoid (tympanal, Cuvier) are bones peculiar to fish.

    Form and Function A Contribution to the History of Animal Morphology

  • In fact, ears "(tympanal organs) lie beneath a drum-like membrane (the tympanum) where they respond to sound," says entomologist

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  • This oval-shaped tympanal membrane, with an unusual dome in the middle, is attached directly to sensory organs and is responsible for converting sound waves into signals that can be picked up by nerve cells.

    Daily News & Analysis

  • Not all species have them, but this one, which amazes people through its beautiful coloring, has its tympanal membrane located at the base of the wing.

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  • The oval-shaped tympanal membrane, with an unusual dome in the middle, is attached directly to sensory organs and is responsible for converting sound waves into signals that can be picked up by nerve cells.

    Latest News - UPI.com

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