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  1. a physician specializing in the treatment of ear diseases; otologist.
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Origin of aurist

First recorded in 1670–80; aur-2 + -ist
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Examples from the Web for aurist

Historical Examples of aurist

  • I want an aurist who knows all about the ear and what can be done for its disorders.

    Over the Teacups

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

  • The thing Miriam dreaded most acutely was a visit with Minna to her aurist.

    Pointed Roofs

    Dorothy Richardson

  • He was distinguished, also, as an oculist and aurist, and removed a particle of iron from the cornea by means of a magnet.

  • Mr. Dalby, the aurist, to whom I gave one of these instruments, tells me he uses it for diagnoses.

  • At parting he asked me to go with him next day to his physician, Dr. Smetana, who had gained some repute as an aurist.

British Dictionary definitions for aurist


  1. a former name for audiologistSee audiologist
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