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noun Pathology.
  1. inflammation of the inner ear, or labyrinth, characterized by dizziness, nausea, and visual disturbances.
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Origin of labyrinthitis

From New Latin, dating back to 1910–15; see origin at labyrinth, -itis
Also called otitis interna.
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British Dictionary definitions for labyrinthitis


  1. inflammation of the inner ear, causing loss of balance, vertigo, and vomitingAlso called: otitis interna
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labyrinthitis in Medicine


  1. Inflammation of the inner ear, sometimes accompanied by vertigo.otitis interna
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