Definition of otosclerosis in English:

otosclerosis

Line breaks: oto|scler|osis
Pronunciation: /ˌəʊtə(ʊ)skləˈrəʊsɪs
 
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noun

[mass noun] Medicine
  • A hereditary disorder causing progressive deafness due to overgrowth of bone in the inner ear.
    More 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

adjective

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