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otorhinolaryngology

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o·to·rhi·no·lar·yn·gol·o·gy  (ō′tō-rī′nō-lăr′ĭng-gŏl′ə-jē)
o′to·rhi′no·la·ryn′go·log′i·cal (-lə-rĭng′gə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
o′to·rhi′no·lar′yn·gol′o·gist n.
Word History: Otorhinolaryngology is the type of medical specialty that drives the layperson to despair, both of pronouncing the word properly and of having any notion of what it means. The words ear, nose, and throat are quite clear, however, and that is what is meant by oto-, rhino-, and laryngo-, which are the forms of Greek ous, "ear," rhīs, "nose," and larunx, "larynx or upper part of the windpipe," respectively, when used in combination with other word forms.

o•to•rhi•no•lar•yn•gol•o•gy (ˌoʊ toʊˌraɪ noʊˌlær ɪŋˈgɒl ə dʒi) also otolaryngology,

n.
the study and treatment of diseases of the ear, nose, and throat.
[1895–1900]
o`to•rhi`no•la•ryn`go•log′i•cal (-ləˌrɪŋ gəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
o`to•rhi`no•la•ryn•gol′o•gist, n.

otorhinolaryngology
otolaryngology. — otorhinolaryngologist, n. — otorhino-laryngologic, otorhinolaryngological, adj.
See also: Medical Specialties
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Noun1.otorhinolaryngology - the medical specialty that deals with diseases of the ear, nose and throat
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques


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