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[lab-uh-rin-thahy-tis] /ˌlæb ə rɪnˈθaɪ tɪs/
noun, Pathology
inflammation of the inner ear, or labyrinth, characterized by dizziness, nausea, and visual disturbances.
Also called otitis interna.
1910-15; < New Latin; see labyrinth, -itis Unabridged
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  • labyrinthitis is an ear disorder that involves irritation and swelling of the inner ear.
British Dictionary definitions for labyrinthitis


inflammation of the inner ear, causing loss of balance, vertigo, and vomiting Also called otitis interna
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labyrinthitis in Medicine

labyrinthitis lab·y·rin·thi·tis (lāb'ə-rĭn-thī'tĭs)
Inflammation of the inner ear, sometimes accompanied by vertigo. Also called otitis interna.

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Encyclopedia Article for labyrinthitis

inflammation, either acute or chronic, of the inner ear (the labyrinth). It is often a complication of a respiratory-tract infection, of syphilis, or of inflammation of the middle ear. Symptoms include vertigo and vomiting. There is also a loss of hearing and equilibrium in the affected ear. If there is no suppuration (pus formation), recovery usually occurs after a number of days. If there is pus formation, the inner-ear structures on the affected side are usually totally destroyed, with permanent loss of hearing in that ear.

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