oto·​lar·​yn·​gol·​o·​gy | \ ˌō-tō-ˌler-ən-ˈgä-lə-jē How to pronounce otolaryngology (audio) , -ˌla-rən- \

Definition of otolaryngology

: a medical specialty concerned especially with the ear, nose, and throat

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otolaryngological \ ˌō-​tō-​ˌler-​ən-​gə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce otolaryngological (audio) , -​ˌla-​rən-​ \ adjective
otolaryngologist \ ˌō-​tō-​ˌler-​ən-​ˈgä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce otolaryngologist (audio) , -​ˌla-​rən-​ \ noun

Examples of otolaryngology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Duration matters as much as volume, says Erick Gallun, PhD, an associate professor of otolaryngology at the Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine in Portland. Sunny Sea Gold, Health.com, "6 Way to Prevent Noise-Induced Hearing Loss, According to Experts," 20 Apr. 2020 The new research matters, and so does a quick response from the medical community, said Sedaghat, associate professor in the department of otolaryngology - head and neck surgery at UC. Terry Demio, Cincinnati.com, "Coronavirus symptoms: Lost sense of smell in COVID-19 - UC doctor researching link," 27 Mar. 2020 Despite that history, Dr. Laura Dominguez, an otolaryngology professor at UT Health San Antonio, can easily count the number of Hispanic faculty members in her department. Laura Garcia, ExpressNews.com, "Less than 6 percent of doctors are Latino. Researcher says shortage will affect patient care," 8 Feb. 2020 Clear snot Good news: Normal, healthy snot is clear, thin, watery, and plentiful, Erich P. Voigt, M.D., associate professor in the department of otolaryngology at NYU Langone Medical Center, tells SELF. Amy Marturana Winderl, SELF, "What Your Snot Can Tell You About Your Health," 25 Dec. 2019 There’s quite a bit of variability in the shapes and sizes of ear canals according to Aaron Tward, a physician and an assistant professor of otolaryngology, head and neck surgery at the University of California at San Francisco. Heather Kelly, Washington Post, "The unconventional guide to buying wireless earbuds," 29 Nov. 2019 That makes your nose one of the first lines of defense for keeping potentially harmful particles out of your lungs, Erich Voigt, M.D., clinical associate professor and chief of general/sleep otolaryngology at NYU Langone Health, tells SELF. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Quick Question: Why Do We Sneeze?," 8 Mar. 2019 Medullary thyroid cancer can be fatal and is typically worse than the two most common types of thyroid cancer (papillary and follicular), Sam Huh, MD, chief of otolaryngology at Mount Sinai Brooklyn, tells Health. Maggie O'neill, Health.com, "The Growths on This Child’s Tongue Led to an Extremely Rare Medullary Thyroid Cancer Diagnosis," 17 July 2019 One expert, Michael Cohen, a physician at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and an assistant professor of otolaryngology at Harvard Medical School, explains why moving vehicles make kids queasy and gives tips on how to deal with the nausea. Heidi Mitchell, WSJ, "What’s the Remedy for Car Sickness?," 15 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of otolaryngology

1897, in the meaning defined above

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“Otolaryngology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/otolaryngology. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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oto·​lar·​yn·​gol·​o·​gy | \ -ə-jē How to pronounce otolaryngology (audio) \
plural otolaryngologies

Medical Definition of otolaryngology

: a medical specialty concerned especially with the ear, nose, and throat

called also otorhinolaryngology

Other Words from otolaryngology

otolaryngological \ -​ˌlar-​ən-​gə-​ˈläj-​i-​kəl How to pronounce otolaryngological (audio) \ adjective

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