paracusia

noun par·acu·sia \ˌparəˈk(y)üzh(ē)ə\
variants: or

paracusis

\-üsə̇s\

Definition of paracusia

plural

paracusias

\-üzh(ē)əz\ or

paracuses

\-üˌsēz\
  1. :  a disorder in the sense of hearing

paracusic

adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of paracusia

New Latin from 1para- + -acusia or Greek akousis hearing — more at -acousia


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