Definition of tympanites in English:

tympanites

noun

Medicine
  • Swelling of the abdomen with air or gas.

    • ‘When they gave me this information I knew that the tympanites was due to narcotic paralysis, instead of coming from perforative, septic peritonitis, as the general appearance and symptoms indicated.’
    • ‘We remained a gastric tube during operation to prevent intestinal tympanites and to put in medicines that could improve the movement of intestine.’
    • ‘It must be remembered that over distension makes contraction impossible, i. e., tympanites is paralysis just exactly according to its degree of distension.’
    • ‘Abdominal distension with a splashing sound like water, and accompanying dysuria indicates tympanites or ascites.’
    • ‘The situation had changed from day before in that there were tenderness and pain in abdomen on pressure, some tympanites and an arrest of usual local discharge.’

Origin

Late Middle English: via late Latin from Greek tumpanitēs, from tumpanon (see tympanum).

Pronunciation:

tympanites

/ˌtimpəˈnīdēz/