aerosinusitis

noun

aero·​si·​nus·​itis ˌar-ō-ˌsī-n(y)ə-ˈsīt-əs, ˌer- How to pronounce aerosinusitis (audio)
: the traumatic inflammation of the nasal sinuses resulting from the difference between atmospheric pressure and the pressure within the sinus cavities and occurring in high-altitude flyers, caisson or tunnel workers, and deep-sea divers

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“Aerosinusitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/aerosinusitis. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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