aero-otitis media

noun

aero-oti·​tis me·​dia ˌar-ō-ō-ˈtīt-əs-ˈmēd-ē-ə, ˌer- How to pronounce aero-otitis media (audio)
variants also aero-otitis or aerotitis
: the traumatic inflammation of the middle ear resulting from differences between atmospheric pressure and pressure in the middle ear and occurring in high-altitude flyers, caisson or tunnel workers, and deep-sea divers

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“Aero-otitis media.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/aero-otitis%20media. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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