ENT

noun
\ ˌē-ˌen-ˈtē How to pronounce ENT (audio) \
plural ENTs

Definition of ENT

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: 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

Definition of ENT (Entry 2 of 3)

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.
variants: or ento-

Definition of ent- (Entry 3 of 3)

: inner : within entoderm

First Known Use of ENT

Noun

1976, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ENT

Noun

from ear, nose, throat

Combining form

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

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“ENT.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ENT. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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ENT

noun
\ ˌē-ˌen-ˈtē How to pronounce ENT (audio) \
plural ENTs

Medical Definition of ENT

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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)

Medical Definition of ENT (Entry 2 of 2)

ear, nose, and throat

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