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paracusis

[ par-uh-kyoo-sis ]
/ ˌpær əˈkyu sɪs /
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noun Pathology.
defective hearing.
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Also par·a·cu·sia [par-uh-kyoo-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh]. /ˌpær əˈkyu ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə/.

Origin of paracusis

1650–60; par- + Greek ákousis hearing; see acoustic, -sis

OTHER WORDS FROM paracusis

par·a·cu·sic [par-uh-kyoo-zik, -sik], /ˌpær əˈkyu zɪk, -sɪk/, adjective
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Medical definitions for paracusis

paracusis
[ păr′ə-kōōsĭs, -kyōō- ]

n.
Impaired hearing.
An auditory illusion or hallucination.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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