otosclerosis

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noun oto·scle·ro·sis \ˌō-tō-sklə-ˈrō-səs\

Definition of otosclerosis

  1. :  growth of spongy bone in the inner ear that causes progressively increasing deafness

Origin and Etymology of otosclerosis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1901


Medical Dictionary

otosclerosis

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noun oto·scle·ro·sis \ˌōt-ō-sklə-ˈrō-səs\

Medical Definition of otosclerosis

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otoscleroses

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  1. :  growth of spongy bone in the inner ear where it gradually obstructs the oval window or round window or both and causes progressively increasing deafness


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