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- n. Plural form of otorhinolaryngologist.
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Some wag got out his Greek dictionary and figured out, oto = ear rhino = nose laryng = throat and we became otorhinolaryngologists.
I see dentists the same way I see ophtamologists, who are specialists in eyesight, or otorhinolaryngologists who specialize in throat, nose, and ears, and if specialization does not continue with those terrible aspirations -- we hope there will not be a time when there will be different specialists for nose, ears, and throat -- [laughter] but we see them as mouth specialists.