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

  • n. Inflammation of the inner ear.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. inflammation of the membrane that lines the middle ear

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Inflammation of the lining membrane of the middle ear.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Inflammation of the lining membrane of the tympanum, or middle ear.
  • n. Incorrectly, tympanites.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. inflammation of the inner ear


tympan(um) + -itis.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
tympanum +‎ -itis (Wiktionary)


  • In chronic tympanitis, it is sometimes advisable to leave the cannula in position by tying a tape to the flange, passing it around the body and tying.

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  • Gilbert tells us it depends upon some fault of the digestive faculty of the liver, and he divides it into four species, to-wit, leucoflantia, yposarcha, alchitis and tympanitis, each of which has its special and appropriate treatment.

    Gilbertus Anglicus Medicine of the Thirteenth Century

  • If the patient observed care in his diet, avoiding articles of calorific nature such as fried fish and boiled lentils, he would find himself greatly benefited by its use in the case of cornucopic hydrocephalus, flatulence, tympanitis and varicose veins.

    South Wind

  • The improper feeding of the animals caused gastric disturbances, alternately diarrhoea and constipation, enormous tympanitis, peritonitis.

    Napoleon's Campaign in Russia Anno 1812

  • Complication Infection: diarrhea pneumonia tympanitis otitis media Iron deficiency anemia Vitamin deficiency Hypoglycemia shock Mosby items and derived items © 2005, 2001 by Mosby,

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