Etymology
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tinnitus (n.)

1843, from Latin tinnitus "a ringing, jingling," from tinnire "to ring, tinkle" (see tintinnabulation).

updated on February 09, 2014

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Definitions of tinnitus from WordNet

tinnitus (n.)
a ringing or booming sensation in one or both ears; a symptom of an ear infection or Meniere's disease;
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