oto·​rhi·​no·​lar·​yn·​gol·​o·​gist ˌō-tō-ˌrī-nō-ˌler-ən-ˈgä-lə-jist How to pronounce otorhinolaryngologist (audio)
plural otorhinolaryngologists
: a physician specializing in otorhinolaryngology : otolaryngologist
Check with an ear, nose, and throat physician (an otorhinolaryngologist) if you experience any problems with your ears such as pain, drainage, ringing, dizziness, or hearing loss.Food & Fitness Advisor

Examples of otorhinolaryngologist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Noam Cohen, an otorhinolaryngologist at the University of Pennsylvania, says that this work sheds light on the mechanics of how viruses spread more easily in cold weather. Maggie Chen, WIRED, 2 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of otorhinolaryngologist was in 1926

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“Otorhinolaryngologist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/otorhinolaryngologist. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


oto·​rhi·​no·​lar·​yn·​gol·​o·​gist ˌōt-ō-ˌrī-nō-ˌlar-ən-ˈgäl-ə-jəst How to pronounce otorhinolaryngologist (audio)
: a physician specializing in otorhinolaryngology : otolaryngologist
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