the branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, function, and diseases of the ear, nose, and throat.

Nearby words

  1. otoe,
  2. otoencephalitis,
  3. otoganglion,
  4. otogenic,
  5. otoh,
  6. otolith,
  7. otology,
  8. otomi,
  9. otomucormycosis,
  10. otomycosis

Origin of otolaryngology

First recorded in 1895–1900; oto- + laryngology

Also called otorhinolaryngology.

Related formso·to·lar·yn·gol·o·gist, nouno·to·la·ryn·go·log·i·cal [oh-toh-luh-ring-guh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌoʊ toʊ ləˌrɪŋ gəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for otolaryngology



the branch of medicine concerned with the ear, nose, and throat and their diseasesSometimes called: otorhinolaryngology
Derived Formsotolaryngological (ˌəʊtəʊləˌrɪŋɡəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveotolaryngologist, noun

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Medicine definitions for otolaryngology




The branch of medicine that deals with diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the ear, larynx, and upper respiratory tract.
Related formso′to•lar′yn•golo•gist n.

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