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[bar-uh-trou-muh, -traw-]
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noun, plural bar·o·trau·ma·ta [bar-uh-trou-muh-tuh, -traw-] /ˌbær əˈtraʊ mə tə, -ˈtrɔ-/, bar·o·trau·mas. Pathology.
  1. injury of certain organs, especially the ear, due to a change in the atmospheric pressure.
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Origin of barotrauma

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British Dictionary definitions for barotrauma


  1. an injury caused by changes in atmospheric pressure, esp to the eardrums or lungs
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barotrauma in Medicine


(băr′ō-trômə, -trou-)
  1. Injury caused by pressure, especially to the middle ear or paranasal sinuses due to an imbalance between the ambient pressure and pressure within the cavity.
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