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Medical Term:

mallear folds

Definition

two ligamentous bands, anterior and posterior, creating folds on the tympanic side of the tympanic membrane extending from each extremity of the tympanic notch to the malleolar prominence; they mark the boundary between the tense and the flaccid portions of the tympanic membrane.

Synonym(s): plicae malleares (anterior et posterior)TA, plica membranae tympani

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