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tympanic plate of temporal bone


Definition: the bony plate forming the greater part of the anterior wall of the bony part of the external acoustic meatus and the tympanic cavity, and the posterior wall of the mandibular fossa.

Synonym(s): pars tympanica ossis temporalisTA, tympanic part of temporal bone

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