microtia

n.

"abnormal smallness of the ear," 1881, Medical Latin, from micro- + Greek ous (genitive otos) "ear" (see ear (n.)).


Nearby words

  1. microteaching,
  2. microtechnology,
  3. microtektite,
  4. microtherm,
  5. microthin,
  6. microtome,
  7. microtomic,
  8. microtomy,
  9. microtone,
  10. microtopography

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Medicine definitions for microtia

microtia

[mī-krōshē-ə, -shə]

n.

Abnormal smallness of the auricle of the ear.

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