Tympanic membrane

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Anatomy of the Human Ear en.svg
Anatomy of the human ear.
Right tympanic membrane as seen through a speculum.
Latin membrana tympani
MeSH D014432
TA A15.3.01.052
FMA 9595
Anatomical terminology

The tympanic membrane, also called an eardrum, is a thin membrane that separates the external ear from the middle ear in humans and other animals. It moves sound from the air to the ossicles inside the middle ear.[1] The malleus bone bridges the gap between the eardrum and the other ossicles.

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  1. "tympanic membrane (anatomy) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia". britannica.com. 2012 [last update]. Retrieved 29 May 2012. Check date values in: |year= (help)