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tinnitus

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

Simple Definition of tinnitus

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of tinnitus

  1. :  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 and Etymology of tinnitus

Latin, ringing, tinnitus, from tinnire to ring, of imitative origin


First Known Use: 1843


Medical Dictionary

tinnitus

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

Medical Definition of tinnitus

  1. :  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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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of tinnitus Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about tinnitus


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