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otitis

Syllabification: o·ti·tis
Pronunciation: /ōˈtītis
 
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Definition of otitis in English:

noun

Medicine
Inflammation of the ear, usually distinguished as otitis externa (of the passage of the outer ear), otitis media (of the middle ear), and otitis interna (of the inner ear; labyrinthitis).
Example sentences
  • This difference was shown separately for recurrences of both acute otitis media and secretory otitis media.
  • Trauma, chronic exposure to moisture, and exostoses make otitis externa a common ailment among surfers.
  • Other exclusion criteria were a diagnosis of chronic suppurative otitis media or otitis with effusion, and otoscopic appearance consistent with crying or fever alone.

Origin

late 18th century: modern Latin, from Greek ous, ōt- 'ear' + -itis.

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