Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Inflammation of the ear.

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  • n. Inflammation of the ear.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Inflammation of the ear.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Inflammation of the ear.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. inflammation of the ear

Etymologies

ot- + -itis. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • EAR INFECTIONS: Also called otitis media, ear infections are particularly common in children from 6 months to 3 years in age, and tend to occur frequently in kids who have short Eustachian tubes or those who pick up a lot of colds at daycare.

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  • Inflammation of the ear, known as otitis media, is common in youngsters and, while many recover from glue ear, some cases lead to prolonged hearing problems.

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  • Middle-ear infections, also called otitis media, are common among young children, with those younger than 2 being most susceptible.

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  • With bacterial and viral infections they can also get enlarged, the condition being called otitis media.

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  • PREVENTING EAR INFECTIONS: Chronic middle ear fluid is a condition known as otitis media with effusion (OME).

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  • (April 17, 2007) - Childhood obesity may be associated with a condition known as otitis media with effusion, which consists of fluid build-up in the middle ear space without symptoms of acute ear infection, according ...

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  • Children in particular (and their distressed parents) suffer from recurrent bouts of middle-ear infections called otitis media.

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  • A buildup of fluid in the middle ear (called otitis media with effusion).

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  • The common cold or rhinovirus infection also carries a risk of morbidity such as otitis media, sinusitis, exacerbations of asthma and chronic lung disease, and, in infants, serious lower respiratory tract disease.

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  • The bug also can cause certain non-invasive cases, such as otitis media, an ear infection; and forms of pneumonia, which affect the lungs.

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