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tympanum in Human topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtympanumtym‧pa‧num /ˈtɪmpənəm/ noun (plural tympanums or tympana /-nə/) [countable]  technicalHBH an eardrum
Examples from the Corpus
tympanumWalk around the outside of the N transept of the church whose fine tympanum relief is now in St George's Gallery.The north doorway has a remarkable tympanum deeply set in the porch like that at Autun.The tympanum is exceptionally large and, with the lintel below, depicts the Last Judgement.