otosclerosis

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

Definition of otosclerosis

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

Origin and Etymology of otosclerosis

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otosclerosis

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

medical Definition of otosclerosis

plural otoscleroses play \-ˌsēz\
: 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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