a distention of the abdomen by the accumulation of gas or air in the intestines or peritoneal cavity
Origin of tympanitesMiddle English from Late Latin from Classical Greek tympanit?s from tympanon: see tympan
A distension of the abdomen resulting from the accumulation of gas or air in the intestine or peritoneal cavity. Also called tympany .
Origin of tympanitesMiddle English from Late Latin tympanītēs from Greek tumpanītēs from tumpanon drum
Coined based on Ancient Greek Ï„ÏÎ¼Ï€Î±Î½Î¿Î½ (tumpanon).