otoscleroses

otosclerosis

[oh-tuh-skli-roh-sis]
noun Pathology.
formation of new bone about the stapes or cochlea, resulting in hearing loss.

Origin:
1895–1900; < Neo-Latin; see oto-, sclerosis

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otosclerosis o·to·scle·ro·sis (ō'tō-sklə-rō'sĭs)
n.
A formation of spongy bone about the stapes and the oval window of the ear, causing progressive deafness.

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