Tinnitus meaning

tĭ-nītəs, tĭnĭ-
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Noise such as buzzing, ringing, or whistling, heard in the ear without an external stimulus and having multiple causes including infection, trauma, and drugs.
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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.
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Noise such as buzzing, ringing, or whistling, heard in the ear without an external stimulus and having multiple causes including infection, trauma, and drugs.
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A buzzing, ringing, or whistling sound in one or both ears occurring without an external stimulus. Its causes include ear infection or blockage, certain drugs, head injury, and neurologic disease.
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The perception of noise, such as a ringing or beating sound, which has no external source.
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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