oto·lar·yn·gol·o·gy | \ˌō-tō-ˌler-ən-ˈgä-lə-jē, -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, -ˌla-rən- \ adjective
otolaryngologist \ˌō-tō-ˌler-ən-ˈgä-lə-jist, -ˌla-rən- \ noun

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The team of researchers, which included Kris R. Jatana, director of pediatric otolaryngology quality improvement at Ohio’s NCH, wanted to find an ingestible intervention that could help prevent those injuries. Rita Giordano, Philly.com, "What to do after a child swallows a button battery? Try honey, CHOP study suggests," 11 June 2018 The surgery was performed by Dr. Kristen Honsinger, who works at the hospital’s otolaryngology team. Fox News, "Video of mom seeing baby hear for first time goes viral," 2 July 2018 There, he was named in 1985 as an associate professor of head and neck surgery and otolaryngology. Jacques Kelly, baltimoresun.com, "Dr. John C. Price, head and neck surgeon, dies," 4 June 2018 At Michael Teixido’s otolaryngology practice in Wilmington, Del., the annual holiday party has long featured a joke video lampooning the doctors. Steve Hendrix, Washington Post, "Lunches, hugs, and break-room banter: Where are the new boundaries at work?," 6 Mar. 2018 Alford was Baylor's chairman of otolaryngology for 43 years, from 1967 to 2010. Todd Ackerman, Houston Chronicle, "Bobby Alford, Baylor College of Medicine fixture, dead at 87," 20 Feb. 2018 Zeller, who is board-certified in otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery, is fellowship-trained in head and neck oncology and reconstructive surgery. Cindy Kent, Sun-Sentinel.com, "People on the move: NSU vice president named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors," 22 Dec. 2017 Kraus is a professor of neurobiology, physiology; otolaryngology in the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northwestern University and is the principal investigator for the Auditory Neuroscience Lab. Jen Christensen, CNN, "Can't hear? Try a game," 19 Oct. 2017 He's chief of otolaryngology at Northwell Health System's Phelps Hospital, in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. And Zalvan, himself, used to prescribe them regularly. Amy Norton, chicagotribune.com, "Acid reflux? Try going vegetarian," 12 Sep. 2017

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1897, in the meaning defined above

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oto·lar·yn·gol·o·gy | \-ə-jē \
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 \ adjective

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