barotrauma

noun
baro·trau·ma | \ ˌber-ō-ˈtrau̇-mə , ˌba-rō- , -ˈtrȯ- \

Definition of barotrauma 

: injury of a body part or organ as a result of changes in barometric pressure

First Known Use of barotrauma

1937, in the meaning defined above

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barotrauma

noun
baro·trau·ma | \ -ˈtrau̇-mə , -ˈtrȯ- \
plural barotraumas also barotraumata\-mət-ə \

Medical Definition of barotrauma 

: injury of a part or organ as a result of changes in barometric pressure especially : aero-otitis media

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