Cavum tympani

Cavum tympani --> tympanic cavity

An air chamber in the temporal bone containing the ossicles; it is lined with mucous membrane and is continuous with the auditory tube anteriorly and the tympanic antrum and mastoid air cells posteriorly.

Synonym: cavitas tympanica, cavity of middle ear, cavum tympani, tympanum.

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