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otitis media

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noun otitis me·dia \-ˈmē-dē-ə\

Definition of otitis media

  1. :  inflammation of the middle ear marked especially by pain, fever, dizziness, and hearing loss



Origin of otitis media

New Latin


First Known Use: 1874


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otitis media

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noun otitis me·dia \-ˈmēd-ē-ə\

Medical Definition of otitis media

  1. :  inflammation of the middle ear marked by pain, fever, dizziness, and abnormalities of hearing; especially :  acute otitis media—see aero-otitis media, serous otitis media




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