oto-, ot-, -otic +

(Greek: ear; relationship to the ear)

Referring to the something originating within the ear; especially, an inflammation of the ear.
A written description of the ears.
A condition in which hearing is limited exclusively to one ear, without ane evidence of a material lesion of the auditory apparatus.
1. A specialty including otology, rhinology, laryngology, and surgery of the head and neck.
2. The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the ear, nose, and throat.

A medical and surgical specialty concerned with the diagnosis, management, and treatment of diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat (ENT) and related structures of the head and neck, including the sinuses, larynx (voice box), oral cavity, and upper pharynx (mouth and throat).

Subspecialty areas within otolaryngology include pediatric otolaryngology (children), otology/neurotology (ears, balance, and tinnitus), allergy, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, head and neck, laryngology (throat), and rhinology (nose).

Otolaryngology is commonly called ENT by medical specialists in these fields. It is said to be the oldest medical specialty in the United States.

One of the small bones or particles of calcareous or other hard substance in the internal ear of vertebrates, and in the auditory organs of many invertebrates.

An ear stone. Collectively, the otoliths are called ear sand and otoconite.

A particle of calcium carbonate found in the inner ear of vertebrates and involved in sensory perception.
A reference to the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and medical treatment and surgery of the ear, and its anatomy, physiology, and pathology.
A physician who specializes in otology.
1. The area of medicine concerned with the structure and function of the ear, its diseases, and their treatments>
2. A branch of medicine that specializes in the diagnosis and medical treatment and surgery of the ear, and its anatomy, physiology, and pathology.
Massage of the tympanic membrane and bones of the middle ear by means; such as, sound waves, puffs of air in the ear canal, or vibratory percussions of the tympanic membrane.
Mastoiditis (inflammation of the rounded protrusion of bone just behind the ear once thought to look like the breast) combined with otitis media, usually of the suppurative type (ripen and generate pus).
Mucormycosis (any disease caused by a fungus) affecting the ears.
1. Weakness of the muscles of the ear.
2. Defective hearing due to a paretic (slight or partial paralysis) condition of the tensor tympani or stapedius muscle (one of the muscles of the auditory ossicles, or a small bone, especially one of those in the middle ear, which transmit vibrations).
Fungal infection of the external auditory meatus (a natural body passageway), usually by a species of Aspergillus, marked by pruritus (intense itching sensation) and exudative (escape of fluid) inflammation.
otoneuralgia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Earache of neuralgic origin, not caused by inflammation: The otorhinolayrnologist told Jane that she had a condition of otoneuralgia which caused such an intense and stabbing pain originating from an irritation or damage to a nerve.

Related "ear" word families: auri-; myring-; tympano- (drum, stretched membrane).