[ oh-toh-lar-ing-gol-uh-jee ]

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

Origin of otolaryngology

First recorded in 1895–1900; oto- + laryngology

Other words from otolaryngology

  • o·to·lar·yn·gol·o·gist, noun
  • o·to·la·ryn·go·log·i·cal [oh-toh-luh-ring-guh-loj-i-kuhl], /ˌoʊ toʊ ləˌrɪŋ gəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjective

Words Nearby otolaryngology

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How to use otolaryngology in a sentence

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British Dictionary definitions for otolaryngology


/ (ˌəʊtəʊˌlærɪŋˈɡɒlədʒɪ) /

  1. the branch of medicine concerned with the ear, nose, and throat and their diseases: Sometimes called: otorhinolaryngology

Derived forms of otolaryngology

  • otolaryngological (ˌəʊtəʊləˌrɪŋɡəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjective
  • otolaryngologist, noun

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