otitis media

[ mee-dee-uh ]
/ ˈmi di ə /

noun Pathology.

inflammation of the middle ear, characterized by pain, dizziness, and impaired hearing.

Nearby words

  1. otitis externa,
  2. otitis externa circumscripta,
  3. otitis externa diffusa,
  4. otitis furunculosa,
  5. otitis interna,
  6. otitis mycotica,
  7. otium cum dignitate,
  8. oto,
  9. oto-,
  10. oto-manguean

Origin of otitis media

1870–75; < New Latin: middle otitis

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Medicine definitions for otitis media

otitis media

[ mēdē-ə ]

n.

Inflammation of the middle ear, occurring commonly in children as a result of infection and often causing pain and temporary hearing loss.

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Science definitions for otitis media

otitis media

[ ō-tītĭs mēdē-ə ]

Inflammation of the middle ear, occurring commonly in children as a result of infection and often causing pain and temporary hearing loss.
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