tympanum


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Synonyms for tympanum

the membrane in the ear that vibrates to sound

a large hemispherical brass or copper percussion instrument with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting the tension on it

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The skeletal structure of the tympanum of the Arctiidae (Order Lepidoptera).
1) Dorsal skin granular, large flat warts on flanks and lower back, ventral skin coarsely areolate; dorsolateral folds absent; 2) tympanum distinct, oval, 34.
The heaviest single exhibit is the tympanum from above the door of the Birmingham Dispensary on Union Street.
Although torana is a Sanskrit word for arched doorway or portal, in Newar architecture it is used for the main entrance of a shrine and sometimes confusingly designated by modern art historians as a tympanum.
For the study, the scientists captured juvenile field crickets that had not yet developed a tympanum, the equivalent to an ear, which grows on the cricket's front legs.
15) or the tympanum carved above many a cathedral door that depicts Christ in judgment (for a later, more familiar version, think of Michelangelo's "Last Judgment" in the Sistine Chapel).
On the limits of the Arctic Circle a couple were weeping in their room beyond a transparent wall, weeping, luminous, tender as if it were a tympanum membrane.
Narrative time, by contrast, is a perpetual present; each moment in such ceremonies, and even more each scene depicted on a tympanum, is a memorial, a reminder' (p.
In over a century of scholarship, descriptions of Dong Son drums have been commonly prefaced with the adjectives 'iconic' or 'enigmatic' due to their formalised cast embellishment, including solar representations and naturalistic amphibian figurines on the tympanum, and registers of geometric patterns, stylised human figures with feather headdresses, birds, musical instruments and ships on the mantle.
One of the highly praised artists of the Middle Ages, whose carvings on the tympanum of the Saint Lazare in Autun, France is emblematic of the importance of fear, which is prevalent in the belief of people during the Romanesque period, is Gislebertus.
In essence, Bacon is describing a world in which individuals are surrounded by a continuous envelope of air, stretching like a tympanum between possible sources of sound and their eventual receptors deep within.
It is readily accessible and the temperature of the tympanum is thought to closely reflect that of the hypothalamus, due to its proximity and sharing of vasculature (Wilson et al.
Above the ark, where the scrolls are kept, where no scrolls will be kept anymore--a tympanum, a woodwork canopy peeling paint and blue mold; deepplanted vaunt, hardened bounty amidst carved drapery, earthen vines strangling eternity, then above, only ribbing.
19: "sumpsit ergo Maria prophetis soror Aaron tympanum in manu egressaeque sunt omnes mulieres post earn cum tympanis et choris"; II Sam.