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Anatomy and Zoology. The opening of or entrance into a cavity or channel (frequently with distinguishing scientific Latin word or phrase denoting the cavity or channel); especially (more fully aditus ad antrum) the opening between the tympanic cavity and the mastoid antrum.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Robley Dunglison (1798–1869), physician and medical writer. From classical Latin aditus, lit. ‘approach’.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.