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Pronunciation: hi'po-tim'pa-not'o-me

Definition: Operative procedure for the excision, without sacrifice of hearing, of small tumors confined to the lower portion of the tympanic cavity.

[hypo- + G. tympanon, tympanum, + tome, incision]

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