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aer'o•ti'tis me'dia



Pronunciation: (âr'u-tī'tis, âr"-), [key]
temporary deafness and pain arising from traumatic inflammation of the middle ear, caused by a rapid change in barometric pressure, as a rise in ambient cabin pressure in an aircraft descending from high altitude for landing. Also called aer"o•ti'tis.

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