Tympan sheet(Print.), a sheet of paper of the same size as that to be printed, pasted on the tympan, and serving as a guide in laying the sheets evenly for printing. W. Savage.

(Tym"pa*nal) n. Tympanic.

(Tym*pan"ic) a. [See Tympanum.]

1. Like a tympanum or drum; acting like a drumhead; as, a tympanic membrane.

2. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the tympanum.

Tympanic bone(Anat.), a bone of the skull which incloses a part of the tympanum and supports the tympanic membrane.Tympanic membrane. (Anat.) See the Note under Ear.

(Tym*pan"ic), n. (Anat.) The tympanic bone.

(Tym"pa*nist) n. [L. tympaniste, Gr. .] One who beats a drum. [R.]

(||Tym`pa*ni"tes) n. [L., fr. Gr. fr. a kettledrum.] (Med.) A flatulent distention of the belly; tympany.

(Tym`pa*nit"ic) a. [L. tympaniticus one afflicted with tympanites.] (Med.) Of, pertaining to, or affected with, tympanites.

(Tym`pa*ni"tis) n. [NL. See Tympanum, and -itis.] (Med.) Inflammation of the lining membrane of the middle ear.

(Tym"pa*nize) v. i. [L. tympanizare to beat a drum, Gr. .] To drum. [R.] Coles.

(Tym"pa*nize), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tympanized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tympanizing ] To stretch, as a skin over the head of a drum; to make into a drum or drumhead, or cause to act or sound like a drum. [Obs.] "Tympanized, as other saints of God were." Oley.

(||Tym"pa*no) n.; pl. Tympani [It. timpano. See Tympanum.] (Mus.) A kettledrum; — chiefly used in the plural to denote the kettledrums of an orchestra. See Kettledrum. [Written also timpano.]

(Tym"pa*no-) A combining form used in anatomy to indicate connection with, or relation to, the tympanum; as in tympanohyal, tympano- Eustachian.

(Tym`pa*no*hy"al) a. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the tympanum and the hyoidean arch.n. The proximal segment in the hyoidean arch, becoming a part of the styloid process of the temporal bone in adult man.

(Tymp) n. [Cf. Tympan.] (Blast Furnace) A hollow water-cooled iron casting in the upper part of the archway in which the dam stands.

(Tym"pan) n. [F., fr. tympanum a kettledrum, a panel of a door. See Tympanum, and cf. Tymp.]

1. A drum. [Obs.]

2. (Arch.) A panel; a tympanum.

3. (Print.) A frame covered with parchment or cloth, on which the blank sheets are put, in order to be laid on the form to be impressed.

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