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The eardrum.

Latin myringa, eardrum.

A few medical terms contain this form: myringotomy (Greek ‑tomia, cutting), an incision into the eardrum to relieve pressure or drain fluid; myringoplasty (Greek plastos, formed, moulded), surgical repair of a perforated eardrum by grafting; myringitis, inflammation of the eardrum.

See also tympano‑.

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