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ototoxic

[oh-tuh-tok-sik] /ˌoʊ təˈtɒk sɪk/
adjective
1.
having a harmful effect on the organs or nerves concerned with hearing and balance.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; oto- + toxic
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ototoxicity
[oh-tuh-tok-sis-i-tee] /ˌoʊ tə tɒkˈsɪs ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
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Examples from the web for ototoxic
  • Drugs from many different categories can be ototoxic.
  • Many veterans also receive treatment with ototoxic medications, which may exacerbate preexisting hearing loss.
ototoxic in Medicine

ototoxic o·to·tox·ic (ō'tə-tŏk'sĭk)
adj.
Having a toxic effect on the ear, especially on its nerve supply.

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