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barotitis Line breaks: baro|titis
Pronunciation: /ˌbarə(ʊ)ˈtʌɪtɪs/

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Definition of barotitis in English:


[mass noun] Medicine
Discomfort and inflammation in the ear caused by the changes of pressure occurring during air travel.
Example sentences
  • Another name for barotitis media that is more popular among divers is middle ear squeeze.
  • It sounds like barotitis, but is it usual for the effects of barotitis to occur two or more days after flying?
  • One study found that 22% of children had a finding of barotitis after a flight, and previous ear pain and nasal congestion were associated factors.
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