otosclerosis

noun
oto·​scle·​ro·​sis | \ ˌō-tō-sklə-ˈrō-səs How to pronounce otosclerosis (audio) \

Definition of otosclerosis

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

Examples of otosclerosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Since her teen years, Edinger had slowly been going deaf from otosclerosis, a disease of the inner ear. Leila Mcneill, Smithsonian, 1 Mar. 2018 Fabray had otosclerosis, a disease of the bones of the middle and inner ear. Mike Barnes, Billboard, 24 Feb. 2018 Since her teen years, Edinger had slowly been going deaf from otosclerosis, a disease of the inner ear. Leila Mcneill, Smithsonian, 1 Mar. 2018 Fabray had otosclerosis, a disease of the bones of the middle and inner ear. Mike Barnes, Billboard, 24 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of otosclerosis

1901, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for otosclerosis

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“Otosclerosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/otosclerosis. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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otosclerosis

noun
oto·​scle·​ro·​sis | \ ˌōt-ō-sklə-ˈrō-səs How to pronounce otosclerosis (audio) \
plural otoscleroses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce otosclerosis (audio) \

Medical Definition of otosclerosis

: 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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