from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Inflammation of the mastoid process and mastoid cells.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In pathology, inflammation in the mastoid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) Inflammation in the mastoid process of the temporal bone.

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  • noun pathology Inflammation of the mastoid; inflammation of the ear.

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  • noun inflammation of the mastoid


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  • He had poor use of his left arm, poor arterial flow through his upper spinal cord, and a chronic infection of the skull known as mastoiditis, according to a bioarchaeological analysis by Katherine Miller of Arizona State University.

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  • However, untreated, otitis media can sometimes lead to more serious complications, such as mastoiditis (a rare inflammation of bone adjacent to the ear).


  • Brodie, Edward for the past 10 days has had otitis with a temperature of 40o, mastoiditis and probably erysipelas as well.

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  • That avoids complications like meningitis, an infection of the lining of the brain, and mastoiditis, an infection of the bony space next to the middle ear.

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  • A follow-up MRI of the brain, on June 16, 2006, was normal with evidence of a left mastoiditis manifested by distortion of the air cells.

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  • - Risk of mastoiditis and meningitis during acute re-infections.

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  • Glands appearing in the back of the neck may be occasioned by pediculli (lice), ring worm, or eczema, while those seen in the neck just back and below the ears may come from mastoiditis (inflammation of the middle ear) or adenoids.

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  • Now if this tube swells so much that it entirely closes, as so often happens in cases of "cold in the head" as well as in constant irritation from adenoids, then may follow a vast train of difficulties -- earache, mastoiditis, etc. -- with the result that the tiny bones in the middle ear which vibrate so exquisitely may become ankylosed (stiffened) and deafness often follow.

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  • This is very essential because, if it is neglected, the pus may find its way into the mastoid cells and set up the dangerous disease, mastoiditis.

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  • A chronic mastoiditis (inflammation of the middle ear) often follows measles, scarlet fever, adenoid infection, and inflammation of the tonsils.

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