[ dip-luh-kyoo-sis ]
/ ˌdɪp ləˈkyu sɪs /

noun, plural dip·la·cu·ses [dip-luh-kyoo-seez] /ˌdɪp ləˈkyu siz/. Pathology.

a difference in hearing by the two ears so that one sound is heard as two.

Nearby words

  1. diphyllobothrium,
  2. diphyllous,
  3. diphyodont,
  4. dipivefrin hydrochloride,
  5. dipl.,
  6. diplegia,
  7. diplex,
  8. diplexer,
  9. diplo-,
  10. diplobacillus

Origin of diplacusis

< New Latin, equivalent to dipl(o)- diplo- + Greek akoúsis hearing (akoú(ein) to hear, listen to + -sis -sis)

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Medicine definitions for diplacusis


[ dĭp′lə-kōōsĭs ]


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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