Definition of otalgia in English:

otalgia

noun

Medicine
  • Earache.

    • ‘The main presenting symptoms were otalgia, sensation of blocked ears, hearing loss, otorrhoea and pruritis.’
    • ‘They were advised to use antibiotics if their child had severe otalgia or fever after 72 hours or if discharge lasted for 10 days or more.’
    • ‘In our study, the main presenting symptoms were otalgia and sensation of blockage.’
    • ‘They studied children brought to family physicians in southern England with acute otalgia.’
    • ‘Patients with external otitis complain of otalgia and sensitivity to auricular movement.’

Origin

Mid 17th century: from Greek ōtalgia, from ous, ōt- ‘ear’ + algos ‘pain’.

Pronunciation

otalgia

/ˌōˈtalj(ē)ə//ˌoʊˈtældʒ(i)ə/