Shrapnell's membrane

Shrap·nell's membrane 'shrap-nəlz- n a triangular flaccid part of the tympanic membrane of the ear
Shrapnell Henry Jones (1761-1841)
British anatomist. Shrapnell published the first description of the flaccid portion of the tympanic membrane in 1832.

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  • Shrapnell's membrane — In human anatomy, Shrapnell s membrane (also known as Rivinus’ ligament ) is the small, triangular, flaccid portion of the tympanic membrane lying above the malleolar folds, attached directly to the petrous bone at the notch of Rivinus. It is… …   Wikipedia

  • shrapnell's membrane — nəlz noun Usage: usually capitalized S Etymology: after Henry J. Shrapnell fl1832 English anatomist : a triangular flaccid part of the tympanic membrane of the ear …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shrapnell membrane — Shrap·nell membrane (shrapґnəl) [Henry Jones Shrapnell, English anatomist and Army surgeon, 1761–1841] pars flaccida membranae tympanicae …   Medical dictionary

  • membrane — 1. A thin sheet or layer of pliable tissue, serving as a covering or envelope of a part, as the lining of a cavity, as a partition or septum, or to connect two structures. SYN: membrana [TA]. 2. SYN: biomembrane. [L. membrana, a skin or m …   Medical dictionary

  • Shrapnell — Henry J., English anatomist, 1761–1841. See S. membrane …   Medical dictionary

  • Shrapnell membrane — pars flaccida membranae tympanicae …   Medical dictionary

  • Henry Jones Shrapnell — (1792 1834) was an English anatomist. For a period of time during his career he was a colleague to Edward Jenner (1749 1823), creator of the vaccine for smallpox.Shrapnell is remembered for his pioneer work in otology. He was the first to… …   Wikipedia

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  • Augustus Quirinus Rivinus — also known as August Bachmann (December 9, 1652 ndash; December 20, 1723) was a German physician and botanist.He was born in Leipzig, Germany, and studied at the University of Leipzig (1669 ndash;1671), continued his studies in the University of… …   Wikipedia

  • Shrapnel (disambiguation) — Shrapnel refers to fragments produced by an explosion or to the spherical shot or musket balls dispersed when a shrapnel shell bursts.It may also refer to:;People *Henry Shrapnel, (1761 1842) was a British Army officer and inventor, most famously …   Wikipedia

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