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{adj: pierced, perforated, perforate, punctured} having a hole cut through
"pierced ears"
"a perforated eardrum"
"a punctured balloon"

{adj: tympanic} associated with the eardrum

{n: Eustachian tube, auditory tube} either of the paired tubes connecting the middle ears to the nasopharynx; equalizes air pressure on the two sides of the eardrum

{n: auditory ossicle} ossicles of the middle ear that transmit acoustic vibrations from the eardrum to the inner ear

{n: eardrum, tympanum, tympanic membrane, myringa} the membrane in the ear that vibrates to sound

{n: malleus, hammer} the ossicle attached to the eardrum

{n: middle ear, tympanic cavity, tympanum} the main cavity of the ear; between the eardrum and the inner ear

{n: myringectomy} surgical removal of the eardrum

{n: myringoplasty} surgical repair of a perforated eardrum with a tissue graft

{n: myringotomy} surgical incision into the eardrum (to relieve pressure or release pus from the middle ear)

{n: perforated eardrum} an eardrum with a hole or tear in it; can interfere with normal hearing and cause other ear problems

{n: perforation} a hole made in something
"a perforation of the eardrum"

{n: tensor tympani} a small muscle in the middle ear that tenses to protect the eardrum

{n: tympanoplasty} surgical correction or repair of defects or injuries in the eardrum or the bones of the middle ear

{n: umbo} a slight rounded elevation where the malleus attaches to the eardrum

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