nière's disease

noun

Mé·​nière's disease mən-ˈyerz- How to pronounce Ménière's disease (audio)
ˈmen-yərz-
variants or less commonly Ménière's syndrome
: a disorder of the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear that is marked by recurrent attacks of dizziness, tinnitus, and hearing loss

Examples of Ménière's disease in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In December 2020, Jessie was hospitalized after being struck with Meniere's disease, which left her temporarily deaf and unable to walk. Mitchell Peters, Billboard, 19 June 2021

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Word History

Etymology

Prosper Ménière †1862 French physician

First Known Use

1871, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Ménière's disease was in 1871

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Cite this Entry

“Ménière's disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/M%C3%A9ni%C3%A8re%27s%20disease. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

nière's disease

noun
Mé·​nière's disease
mən-ˈye(ə)rz-, ˈmen-yərz-
: a disorder of the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear that is marked by recurrent attacks of dizziness, tinnitus, and hearing loss

called also Ménière's syndrome

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