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paracusis

[par-uh-kyoo-sis] /ˌpær əˈkyu sɪs/
noun, Pathology
1.
defective hearing.
Also, paracusia
[par-uh-kyoo-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh] /ˌpær əˈkyu ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; par- + Greek ákousis hearing; see acoustic, -sis
Related forms
paracusic
[par-uh-kyoo-zik, -sik] /ˌpær əˈkyu zɪk, -sɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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paracusia in Medicine

paracusis par·a·cu·sis (pār'ə-kōō'sĭs, -kyōō'-) or par·a·cu·si·a (-zē-ə, -zhə)
n.

  1. Impaired hearing.

  2. An auditory illusion or hallucination.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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