noun, Anatomy, Zoology.
a membrane in the canal between the and the ; tympanic membrane.
the nontechnical name for tympanic membrane
1640s, from ear (n.1) + drum (n.).
eardrum ear·drum (ēr’drŭm’)
The thin, semitransparent, oval-shaped membrane that separates the middle ear from the external ear. Also called drum, drumhead, drum membrane, myringa, myrinx, tympanic membrane, tympanum.
The thin, oval-shaped membrane that separates the middle ear from the outer ear. It vibrates in response to sound waves, which are then transmitted to the ossicles of the middle ear. Also called tympanic membrane.
The membrane that divides the outer ear from the middle ear. The vibrations of this membrane in response to sound waves lead to the sensation of hearing. Also called the tympanic membrane.
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noun 1. any seal of the family Otariidae, comprising the sea lions and fur seals, having external ears and flexible hind flippers that are used when moving about on land: the front flippers are used in swimming. noun 1. any seal of the pinniped family Otariidae, typically having visible earflaps and conspicuous hind limbs that […]
[eer-flap] /ˈɪərˌflæp/ noun 1. either of a pair of attached to a cap, for covering the in cold weather. /ˈɪəˌflæp/ noun 1. Also called earlap. either of two pieces of fabric or fur attached to a cap, which can be let down to keep the ears warm 2. (zoology) a small flap of skin forming […]
[eer-foo l] /ˈɪərˌfʊl/ noun, plural earfuls. 1. an outpouring of oral information or advice, especially when given without solicitation. 2. a sharp verbal rebuke; a scolding. /ˈɪəfʊl/ noun (informal) 1. something heard or overheard 2. a rebuke or scolding, esp a lengthy or severe one n. “a piece of one’s mind,” 1917, from ear (n.1) […]