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Definition of otitis noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

otitis

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//əʊˈtaɪtɪs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtaɪtɪs//
 
[uncountable] (medical)
 
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a painful swelling of the ear, caused by an infection Word Origin late 18th cent.: modern Latin, from Greek ous, ōt- ‘ear’ + -itis.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: otitis