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umbo of tympanic membrane

 

Definition: the projection on the inner surface of the tympanic membrane at the end of the manubrium of the malleus; this corresponds to the most depressed point of the membrane, viewed laterally, which is commonly called the umbo.

Synonym(s): umbo membranae tympaniTA

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