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tinnitus

noun tin·ni·tus \ˈti-nə-təs, tə-ˈnī-təs\

medical : a condition that causes you to hear ringing or roaring sounds that only you can hear

Full Definition of TINNITUS

:  a sensation of noise (as a ringing or roaring) that is caused by a bodily condition (as a disturbance of the auditory nerve or wax in the ear) and typically is of the subjective form which can only be heard by the one affected
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Origin of TINNITUS

Latin, ringing, tinnitus, from tinnire to ring, of imitative origin
First Known Use: 1843

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tinnitus

noun tin·ni·tus \ˈtin-ət-əs, ti-ˈnīt-əs\

Medical Definition of TINNITUS

:  a sensation of noise (as a ringing or roaring) that is caused by a bodily condition (as a disturbance of the auditory nerve or wax in the ear) and typically is of the subjective form which can only be heard by the one affected

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