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mastoiditis

Line breaks: mas¦toid|itis
Pronunciation: /ˌmastɔɪˈdʌɪtɪs
 
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Definition of mastoiditis in English:

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
Inflammation of the mastoid process.
Example sentences
  • Differentiating otitis externa from acute mastoiditis may be difficult because of severe ear pain and the inability to visualize the tympanic membrane.
  • It also did not mention that the advent of antibiotics has dramatically reduced the incidence of acute mastoiditis in acute otitis media.
  • Because serious adverse effects such as mastoiditis and meningitis were rare in these pooled analyses, it is not possible to determine whether protocols of delayed treatment or no treatment might be harmful.

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