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[awr-ist] /ˈɔr ɪst/
a physician specializing in the treatment of ear diseases; otologist.
Origin of aurist
1670-80; aur-2 + -ist Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He was distinguished, also, as an oculist and aurist, and removed a particle of iron from the cornea by means of a magnet.

  • I want an aurist who knows all about the ear and what can be done for its disorders.

    Over the Teacups Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • Neil Jamieson Hepburn, born in Orkney in 1846, oculist and aurist, held many positions of responsibility.

    Scotland's Mark on America George Fraser Black
  • At parting he asked me to go with him next day to his physician, Dr. Smetana, who had gained some repute as an aurist.

  • The thing Miriam dreaded most acutely was a visit with Minna to her aurist.

    Pointed Roofs Dorothy Richardson
  • Has nothing been heard from that aurist papa wrote to a month ago!

    None so Deaf as Those Who Won't Hear Herbert Pelham Curtis
  • Mr. Dalby, the aurist, to whom I gave one of these instruments, tells me he uses it for diagnoses.

  • He should consult a dentist, an oculist, an aurist, or other specialist according to his particular need.

    How to Eat Thomas Clark Hinkle
  • The aurist said it would be his ruin when it became known that he had been the cause of so much suffering and danger to his Grace.

    Character Samuel Smiles
  • And an aurist wastes time, and most likely blunders, when he applies himself to treat eye-diseases.

    Feminism and Sex-Extinction Arabella Kenealy
British Dictionary definitions for aurist


a former name for audiologist See audiologist
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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