oto-, ot-, -otic +
(Greek: ear; relationship to the ear)
2. A discharge from the external auditory meatus.
A channel lined with mucous membrane, that establishes communication between the tympanic cavity and the nasopharynx and serves to adjust the pressure of gas in the cavity to the external pressure, as well as for mucociliary clearance of the middle ear.
2. The abnormal formation of new bone in the middle ear that gradually immobilizes the stapes (stirrup bone) and prevents it from vibrating in response to sounds, causing progressive loss of hearing: The deafness caused byotosclerosis may be partially overcome with a hearing aid, but surgery is eventually needed and this involves replacing the stapes bone with a synthetic substitute (stapedectomy).
It incorporates a light and a magnifying lens, which is used to examine the external canal of the ear and the eardrum.
2. Viewing or inspecting the tympanic membrane and other parts of the outer ear with an otoscope.
2. Incorrect hearing of words or the sounds of speech resulting in errors of speech perception and of verbal comprehension.
2. The formation of spongy bone in the bony labyrinth of the ear.
2. Incision of any of the tissues of the external auditory meatus (opening or passageway) or the ear proper.
2. Having a detrimental effect on the organs of hearing.
2. Producing, involving, or having adverse effects on organs or nerves involved in hearing or balance.
2. Inflammation of the entire ear.
2. Of or relating to a parotid gland.
2. The largest of the three major salivary glands, it is located in front and below the ear and behind the jaw bone.
The other two glands are the submandibular located deep in the mandible, or jaw bone (submaxillary), and sublingual (underneath the tongue).