Definitions for otosclerosisˌoʊ tə sklɪˈroʊ sɪs
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
o•to•scle•ro•sisˌoʊ tə sklɪˈroʊ sɪs(n.)
formation of new bone about the stapes or cochlea, resulting in hearing loss.
Origin of otosclerosis:
hereditary disorder in which ossification of the labyrinth of the inner ear causes tinnitus and eventual deafness
Otosclerosis is an abnormal growth of bone near the middle ear. It can result in hearing loss.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Formation of spongy bone in the labyrinth capsule which can progress toward the STAPES (stapedial fixation) or anteriorly toward the COCHLEA leading to conductive, sensorineural, or mixed HEARING LOSS. Several genes are associated with familial otosclerosis with varied clinical signs.
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