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  • n. A bone that suspends the eardrum (tympanum)

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Examples

  • Saadanius hijazensis has a tubular ectotympanic (the bone that contains the canal runnig to the ear from the outside).

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • The fossil, which scientists said belonged to an adult male weighing about 33 to 44 pounds (15 to 20 kilograms), possessed features of the catarrhines, the common ancestor of hominoids and Old World monkeys, such as a tubular ectotympanic, a bone linked with the eardrum.

    Livescience.com

  • (15 to 20 kilograms), possessed features of the catarrhines, the common ancestor of hominoids and Old World monkeys, such as a tubular ectotympanic, a bone linked with the eardrum.

    Christian Science Monitor | All Stories

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