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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

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 Dictionary)

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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