from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Being outside of the tympanum or drum of the ear.


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  • This is certainly the case in frogs, where frequencies below 3-400 Hz apparently are received by 'extratympanic' pathways.

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  • Since the ear is a pressure-gradient ear, the tympanic response at low frequencies is very small, that part of the low frequency sensitivity is extratympanic.

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