mastoiditis mastoiditis  /ˌmæ stɔ ɪ ˈdaɪ təs/

Definition(s):

  • (n) inflammation of the mastoid

Usage(s):

  1. Antibiotics have all but routed mastoiditis, an inflammation of bone cells behind the inner ear and, along with vaccines, helped bring whooping cough and diphtheria under control.
  2. It has been effective in postoperative wounds, endocarditis, suppurative mastoiditis, and tonsillitis.
  3. He said that he had a case of mastoiditis, a child, and would I operate.

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