otol·​o·​gy | \ ō-ˈtä-lə-jē How to pronounce otology (audio) \

Definition of otology

: a science that deals with the ear and its diseases

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Other Words from otology

otologic \ ˌō-​tə-​ˈlä-​jik How to pronounce otology (audio) \ or less commonly otological \ ˌō-​tə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce otology (audio) \ adjective
otologist \ ō-​ˈtä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce otology (audio) \ noun

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Recent Examples on the Web This strategy is counterintuitive, according to Dr. Jay Rubinstein, associate professor of otology at the University of Iowa. Patrick Di Justo, WIRED, "Static: The New Hearing Aid," 24 June 2002

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First Known Use of otology

1841, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for otology

ot- + -logy

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“Otology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/otology. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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otol·​o·​gy | \ -jē How to pronounce otology (audio) \
plural otologies

Medical Definition of otology

: a science that deals with the ear and its diseases

Other Words from otology

otologic \ ˌōt-​ə-​ˈläj-​ik How to pronounce otology (audio) \ also otological \ -​ˈläj-​i-​kəl How to pronounce otology (audio) \ adjective
otologically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce otology (audio) \ adverb

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