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Medical Term:

tympanic enlargement


a swelling, not ganglionic, on the tympanic branch of the glossopharyngeus nerve; it is regarded as possibly similar to the carotid glomus.

Synonym(s): intumescentia tympanicaTA, tympanic intumescence

See Also: tympanic ganglion

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