Definition of otorhinolaryngology in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌōdōˌrīnōˌlerəNGˈɡäləjē/


The study of diseases of the ear, nose, and throat.
Example sentences
  • In addition, the clinics have ‘outpatient specialists,’ most often in internal medicine, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, and otorhinolaryngology.
  • This ocular emergency requires intravenous antibiotics, otorhinolaryngology, and ophthalmologic consultation.
  • I would start with the easy procedures - those I had plenty of experience with in the past, such as pediatric otorhinolaryngology, general surgery, and ophthalmology procedures.



Pronunciation: /ˌōdōˌrīnōˌlerənˈɡäləjəst/
Example sentences
  • The parents, general practitioners, and otorhinolaryngologists were encouraged to manage sore throats and upper respiratory tract infections during follow up according to regular practice.
  • Each was managed jointly at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in London by tropical medicine physicians and otorhinolaryngologists.
  • The doctor might recommend you take your child to an otorhinolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat doctor) or an ophthalmologist (eye doctor).

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Syllabification: o·to·rhi·no·lar·yn·gol·o·gy

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