paracusis

[ par-uh-kyoo-sis ]
/ ˌpær əˈkyu sɪs /

noun Pathology.

defective hearing.

Nearby words

  1. paraclete,
  2. paracoccidioidal granuloma,
  3. paracoccidioidomycosis,
  4. paracolitis,
  5. paracrine,
  6. paracyesis,
  7. paracystic,
  8. paracystitis,
  9. parade,
  10. parade armor

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

Related formspar·a·cu·sic [par-uh-kyoo-zik, -sik] /ˌpær əˈkyu zɪk, -sɪk/, adjective

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Medicine definitions for paracusis

paracusis

[ păr′ə-kōōsĭs, -kyōō- ]

n.

Impaired hearing.
An auditory illusion or hallucination.

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