tympanitic

1. Referring to tympanites. SYN: tympanous. 2. Denoting the quality of sound elicited by percussing over the inflated intestine or a large pulmonary cavity. SYN: tympanal (3), tympanic (3).

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tym·pa·nit·ic .tim-pə-'nit-ik adj
1) of, relating to, or affected with tympanites <a \tympanitic abdomen>
2) resonant on percussion: hollow-sounding

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tym·pa·nit·ic (tim″pə-nitґik) 1. pertaining to or affected with tympanites. 2. tympanic (def. 2).

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Tympanitic — Tym pa*nit ic, a. [L. tympaniticus one afflicted with tympanites.] (Med.) Of, pertaining to, or affected with, tympanites. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tympanitic — adjective see tympanites …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tympanitic — See tympanites. * * * …   Universalium

  • tympanitic — adj. of or pertaining to distention of the abdomen caused by accumulated gas (Pathology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tympanitic — tym·pa·nit·ic …   English syllables

  • tympanitic — adjective of or relating to tympanites • Pertains to noun: ↑tympanites …   Useful english dictionary

  • tympanitic resonance — 1. the peculiar sound elicited by percussing a tympanitic abdomen. 2. the drumlike reverberation of a cavity full of air; called also tympanic r …   Medical dictionary

  • tympanitic abscess — gas a …   Medical dictionary

  • tympanitic dullness — resonance of a dull and diminished quality …   Medical dictionary

  • tympanites — tympanitic /tim peuh nit ik/, adj. /tim peuh nuy teez/, n. Pathol. distention of the abdominal wall, as in peritonitis, caused by the accumulation of gas or air in the intestine or peritoneal cavity. [1350 1400; ME < LL tympanites < Gk tympanítes …   Universalium

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