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otitis media

[ mee-dee-uh ]
/ ˈmi di ə /
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noun Pathology.
inflammation of the middle ear, characterized by pain, dizziness, and hearing loss.
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Origin of otitis media

First recorded in 1870–75; from New Latin: “middle otitis”

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Scientific 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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