Definition of otalgia in English:

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otalgia

Pronunciation: /əʊˈtaldʒə/

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
Earache.
Example sentences
  • The main presenting symptoms were otalgia, sensation of blocked ears, hearing loss, otorrhoea and pruritis.
  • In our study, the main presenting symptoms were otalgia and sensation of blockage.
  • They were advised to use antibiotics if their child had severe otalgia or fever after 72 hours or if discharge lasted for 10 days or more.

Origin

Mid 17th century: from Greek ōtalgia, from ous, ōt- 'ear' + algos 'pain'.

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