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otalgia

[oh-tal-jee-uh, -juh]
noun Pathology.
  1. earache.
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Origin of otalgia

1650–60; < New Latin < Greek ōtalgía, equivalent to ōt- ot- + -algia -algia
Related formso·tal·gic, adjective
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Historical Examples of otalgia

  • In this case the otalgia belongs to the fourth class of diseases.

    Zoonomia, Vol. II

    Erasmus Darwin


British Dictionary definitions for otalgia

otalgia

noun
  1. the technical name for earache
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Word Origin and History for otalgia

n.

1650s, from Greek otalgia "earache," from ous, aus (genitive otos) "ear" (see ear (n.1)) + algos "pain" (see -algia).

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otalgia in Medicine

otalgia

(ō-tăljə)
n.
  1. Pain in the ear; earache.
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Related formso•talgic adj.
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