Tinnitus Definition

tĭ-nītəs, tĭnĭ-
tinnituses
noun
Any ringing or buzzing in the ear resulting from changes in or damage to the inner ear, as from long-term exposure to loud noises.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Tinnitus

Noun

Singular:
tinnitus
Plural:
tinnituses

Origin of Tinnitus

  • Latin tinnītus from past participle of tinnīre to ring of imitative origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin tinnÄ«tus (“a jingling, ringing").

    From Wiktionary

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