barotrauma

noun baro·trau·ma \ -ˈtrau̇-mə , -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

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barotrauma

noun baro·trau·ma \ -ˈtrau̇-mə , -ˈtrȯ- \

medical Definition of barotrauma

plural barotraumas also barotraumata play \-mət-ə\
: injury of a part or organ as a result of changes in barometric pressure; especially : aero-otitis media

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