barotitis


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barotitis

[‚bar·ə′tīd·əs]
(medicine)
Inflammation of the ear, or a part of it, caused by changes in atmospheric pressure. Also known as aerootitis.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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