ototoxic

[ oh-tuh-tok-sik ]
/ ˌoʊ təˈtɒk sɪk /

adjective

having a harmful effect on the organs or nerves concerned with hearing and balance.

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Origin of ototoxic

First recorded in 1950–55; oto- + toxic

OTHER WORDS FROM ototoxic

o·to·tox·ic·i·ty [oh-tuh-tok-sis-i-tee], /ˌoʊ tə tɒkˈsɪs ɪ ti/, noun

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Medical definitions for ototoxic

ototoxic
[ ō′tə-tŏksĭk ]

adj.

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