tinnitus

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noun tin·ni·tus \ˈti-nə-təs, tə-ˈnī-təs\

Definition of tinnitus

  1. :  a sensation of noise (as a ringing or roaring) that is caused by a bodily condition (as a disturbance of the auditory nerve or wax in the ear) and typically is of the subjective form which can only be heard by the one affected

Origin and Etymology of tinnitus

Latin, ringing, tinnitus, from tinnire to ring, of imitative origin


First Known Use: 1843


TINNITUS Defined for English Language Learners

tinnitus

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noun tin·ni·tus \ˈti-nə-təs, tə-ˈnī-təs\

Definition of tinnitus for English Language Learners

  • medical : a condition that causes you to hear ringing or roaring sounds that only you can hear


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tinnitus

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noun tin·ni·tus \ˈtin-ət-əs, ti-ˈnīt-əs\

Medical Definition of tinnitus

  1. :  a sensation of noise (as a ringing or roaring) that is caused by a bodily condition (as a disturbance of the auditory nerve or wax in the ear) and typically is of the subjective form which can only be heard by the one affected


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