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 tympan&imacron;t&emacron;s, from Greek tumpan&imacron;t&emacron;s, from tumpanon, drum.
Coined based on Ancient Greek Ï„ÏÎ¼Ï€Î±Î½Î¿Î½ (tumpanon).