otitis media

noun
otitis me·​dia | \ -ˈmē-dē-ə How to pronounce otitis media (audio) \

Definition of otitis media

: inflammation of the middle ear marked especially by pain, fever, dizziness, and abnormalities in hearing especially : acute otitis media

Examples of otitis media in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In adults, these complications are lower respiratory illnesses such as pneumonia and in children, otitis media or middle ear infections. Arnold Monto, Philly.com, "4 flu facts you need to know to protect yourself," 24 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of otitis media

1772, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for otitis media

New Latin

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“Otitis media.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/otitis%20media. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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otitis media

noun
otitis me·​dia | \ -ˈmēd-ē-ə How to pronounce otitis media (audio) \

Medical Definition of otitis media

: inflammation of the middle ear marked by pain, fever, dizziness, and abnormalities of hearing especially : acute otitis media — see aero-otitis media, serous otitis media

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