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Medical Term:

tense part of the tympanic membrane


the greater portion of the tympanic membrane that is tense and firm, contrasting with the small triangular flaccid part of tympanic membrane.

Synonym(s): pars tensa membranae tympanicaeTA, membrana tensa, membrana vibrans

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