from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The space between the eardrum and the inner ear that contains the three auditory ossicles, which convey vibrations through the oval window to the cochlea. Also called tympanum.
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- n. The cavity in the temporal bone between the eardrum and the inner ear that contains the ossicles, and which conveys sound to the cochlea.
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- n. the main cavity of the ear; between the eardrum and the inner ear
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