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epitympanum

Pronunciation: ep'i-tim'pa-num

Definition: The upper portion of the tympanic cavity or middle ear above the tympanic membrane; it contains the head of the malleus and the body of the incus.

Synonym(s): epitympanic recessTA, recessus epitympanicusTA, attic, epitympanic space, Hyrtl epitympanic recess, tympanic attic

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