noun Pathology.

inflammation of the inner ear, or labyrinth, characterized by dizziness, nausea, and visual disturbances.

Nearby words

  1. labyrinthine angiospasm,
  2. labyrinthine fluid,
  3. labyrinthine nystagmus,
  4. labyrinthine vein,
  5. labyrinthine vertigo,
  6. labyrinthodont,
  7. labyrinthotomy,
  8. lac,
  9. lac insect,
  10. lacan

Origin of labyrinthitis

From New Latin, dating back to 1910–15; see origin at labyrinth, -itis

Also called otitis interna. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for labyrinthitis



inflammation of the inner ear, causing loss of balance, vertigo, and vomitingAlso called: otitis interna
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Medicine definitions for labyrinthitis




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

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