[ oh-tahy-tis ]
/ oʊˈtaɪ tɪs /

noun Pathology.

inflammation of the ear.


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Origin of otitis

First recorded in 1790–1800; ot- + -itis
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British Dictionary definitions for otitis

/ (əʊˈtaɪtɪs) /


inflammation of the ear, esp the middle ear (otitis media), with pain, impaired hearing, etc, or the outer ear (otitis externa), with inflammation between the ear drum and the external openingSee also labyrinthitis
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Medical definitions for otitis

[ ō-tītĭs ]


Inflammation of the ear.

Other words from otitis

o•titic (ō-tĭtĭk) adj.
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