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Meaning of tympanites

tym•pa•ni•tes

Pronunciation: (tim"pu-nī'tēz), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. distention of the abdominal wall, as in peritonitis, caused by the accumulation of gas or air in the intestine or peritoneal cavity.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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