Tympanic membrane

Tympanic Membrane (Eardrum) - thin, cone-shaped and flexible structure that separates the external ear from the middle ear and transmits sound from outside the body to inside the ear.

Source: NIDCD (NIH)1

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Tympanic Membrane: An oval semitransparent membrane separating the external Ear Canal from the tympanic cavity (Ear, Middle). It contains three layers: the skin of the external ear canal; the core of radially and circularly arranged collagen fibers; and the Mucosa of the middle ear.2

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  1. Source: NIDCD (NIH): nidcd.nih.gov/ glossary
  2. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)

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