otalgia

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May. 24th, 2012 | 07:23 am

otalgia (oh-TAL-ee-juh, oh-TAL-juh) - n. (med.) earache.


The technical medical jargon for a pain in the ear. Borrowed in the 1650s from Latin, from Greek ōtalgía, from ōt-, combining form of ous, ear + -algia, from algos, pain.

---L.

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