noun Pathology.
formation of new bone about the stapes or cochlea, resulting in hearing loss.

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

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To otoscleroses
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

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

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature