- formation of new bone about the stapes or cochlea, resulting in hearing loss.
Origin of otosclerosis
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for otosclerosis
Historical Examples of otosclerosis
In otosclerosis no benefit is ever obtained, and therefore the operation is absolutely contra-indicated.
- A formation of spongy bone about the stapes and the oval window of the ear, causing progressive deafness.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.