otitis

noun oti·tis \ ō-ˈtī-təs \

Definition of otitis

: inflammation of the ear

Recent Examples of otitis from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'otitis.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of otitis

New Latin


Medical Dictionary

otitis

noun oti·tis \ ō-ˈtīt-əs \

medical Definition of otitis

plural otitides play \ō-ˈtit-ə-ˌdēz\
: inflammation of the ear

otitic

play \-ˈtit-ik\ adjective

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up otitis? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

allowing a liquid or gas to pass through

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Star Wars Words Quiz

  • cu-jedi-training
  • The bounty portion of bounty hunters (such as Boba Fett) comes from a Latin word meaning
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!