Origin of ototoxic

First recorded in 1950–55; oto- + toxic
Related formso·to·tox·ic·i·ty [oh-tuh-tok-sis-i-tee] /ˌoʊ tə tɒkˈsɪs ɪ ti/, noun
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ototoxic in Medicine


  1. Having a toxic effect on the ear, especially on its nerve supply.
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