[ bar-uh-trou-muh, -traw- ]
/ ˌbær əˈtraʊ mə, -ˈtrɔ- /

noun, plural bar·o·trau·ma·ta [bar-uh-trou-muh-tuh, -traw-] /ˌbær əˈtraʊ mə tə, -ˈtrɔ-/, bar·o·trau·mas. Pathology.

injury of certain organs, especially the ear, due to a change in the atmospheric pressure.

Origin of barotrauma Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for barotrauma


/ (ˈbærəʊˌtrɔːmə) /


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


[ băr′ō-trômə, -trou- ]


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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