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


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


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