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

  • n. Inflammation of the middle ear, occurring commonly in children as a result of infection and often causing pain and temporary hearing loss.

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  • n. An inflammation of the middle ear.

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

  • n. inflammation of the middle ear; common in children


New Latin : otitis + Latin media, feminine of medius, middle.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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