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[dip-luh-kyoo-sis] /ˌdɪp ləˈkyu sɪs/
noun, plural diplacuses
[dip-luh-kyoo-seez] /ˌdɪp ləˈkyu siz/ (Show IPA).
a difference in hearing by the two ears so that one sound is heard as two.
Origin of diplacusis
< New Latin, equivalent to dipl(o)- diplo- + Greek akoúsis hearing (akoú(ein) to hear, listen to + -sis -sis) Unabridged
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diplacusis in Medicine

diplacusis dip·la·cu·sis (dĭp'lə-kōō'sĭs, kyōō'sĭs)
A difference in the perception of sound by the ears, either in time or in pitch, so that one sound is heard as two.

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