Definition of otosclerosis in English:

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otosclerosis

Pronunciation: /ˌōdōskləˈrōsəs/

noun

Medicine
A hereditary disorder causing progressive deafness due to overgrowth of bone in the inner ear.
Example sentences
  • A small percentage have otosclerosis (fused inner ear bones) helped by an operation.
  • Leading causes of conductive hearing loss include cerumen impaction, otitis media, and otosclerosis.
  • Twenty percent have deafness due to otosclerosis.

Derivatives

otosclerotic

Pronunciation: /-ˈrätik/
adjective

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Syllabification: o·to·scle·ro·sis

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