Tympanites meaning

tĭmpə-nītēz
A distension of the abdomen resulting from the accumulation of gas or air in the intestine or peritoneal cavity.
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A distention of the abdomen by the accumulation of gas or air in the intestines or peritoneal cavity.
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A distension of the abdomen resulting from the accumulation of gas or air in the intestine or peritoneal cavity.
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(medicine) A distended abdomen as a result of an accumulation of gas.
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Origin of tympanites

  • Middle English from Late Latin tympanītēs from Greek tumpanītēs from tumpanon drum

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Coined based on Ancient Greek τύμπανον (tumpanon).

    From Wiktionary