ENT

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noun

plural ENTs
: a physician specializing in medical conditions of the ear, nose, throat, and neck : otolaryngologist
Otolaryngologists, commonly known as ear, nose and throat doctors or ENTs, treat diseases and disorders of the ear, nose and throat, including problems with the sinuses and inner ear.Shelley Widhelm
A second ENT thought the problem might be a blocked eustachian tube, which the doctor cleaned out.Sandra G. Boodman

ENT

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abbreviation

ear, nose, and throat
Diseases of the ear, nose, and throat (ENT) are extremely common and are often treated in an emergency department (ED) setting.Mark S. Granick et al.

ent-

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combining form

variants or ento-
: inner : within
entoderm

Word History

Etymology

Noun

from ear, nose, throat

Combining form

New Latin, from Greek entos within; akin to Latin intus within, Greek en in — more at in

First Known Use

Noun

1976, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ENT was in 1976

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Cite this Entry

“ENT.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ENT. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition

ENT

1 of 2 noun
plural ENTs
: a physician specializing in medical conditions of the ear, nose, throat, and neck : otolaryngologist
ENTs treat tinnitus, balance disorders, noise damage, nerve pain, chronic sinusitis and a great deal more.Peter M. Gott, The Daily Courier (Forest City, North Carolina)

ENT

2 of 2 abbreviation
ear, nose, and throat

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