A small, triangular, flaccid portion of the tympanic membrane, or eardrum, lying above the malleolar folds, attached directly to the petrous bone at the notch of Rivinus. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pars_flaccida_of_tympanic_membrane ]

Synonyms: pars flaccida membranae tympanicae Shrapnell's membrane pars flaccida (membrana tympanica)

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Term information

latin term
pars flaccida membranae tympanicae [ FMA:TA FMA:56721 ]

latin term
pars flaccida (membrana tympanica) [ FMA:56721 ]

has related synonym

flaccid part

pars flaccida



taxon notes

Size varies across mammals, with the sheep pars flaccida larger than the human