oto·​lar·​yn·​gol·​o·​gist ˌō-tō-ˌler-ən-ˈgä-lə-jist How to pronounce otolaryngologist (audio)
plural otolaryngologists
: a physician specializing in otolaryngology
Many doctors, especially ear, nose and throat specialists, called otolaryngologists, are capable of evaluating patients who have impaired or lost smell.M. R. Miller
Adults in their 30s and 40s increasingly are showing up in the offices of the nation's otolaryngologists complaining about problem tonsils, say doctors.Tara Parker-Pope

called also otorhinolaryngologist

Word History

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of otolaryngologist was in 1911

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“Otolaryngologist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/otolaryngologist. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition


oto·​lar·​yn·​gol·​o·​gist ˌōt-ō-ˌlar-ən-ˈgäl-ə-jəst How to pronounce otolaryngologist (audio)
: a physician specializing in otolaryngology

called also otorhinolaryngologist

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