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ear, nose and throat (uncountable)

  1. (medicine) Otorhinolaryngology; a branch of medicine dealing with diseases of the ear, nose and throat; generally used attributively.
    • 1989 February, advertisement, Professional Profiles, Cincinnati Magazine, page 133,
      Virtually all ear, nose and throat specialists routinely handle cases such as adenoidectomies, tonsillectomies, nose bleeds, and sinus disease.
    • 2006 July, Joanna Hunkin, In Focus: Treasure Islands, The Rotarian, page 32,
      Dr. Wolfgang Renz, an ear, nose, and throat surgeon and a member of the Rotary Club of Pirmasens, Germany, found that although the siblings were profoundly deaf, common hearing aids could restore their hearing.
    • 2007, Carl L. Backer, Constantine Mavroudis, Lauren D. Holinger, 64: Vascular Rings and Associated Malformations, Derek S. Wheeler, Hector R. Wong, Thomas P. Shanley (editors), Pediatric Critical Care Medicine: Basic Science And Clinical Evidence, page 725,
      Their airways will require attention from dedicated ear, nose, and throat and intensive care unit services in many instances during the first several days following the operative repair.

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Used attributively or abbreviated as ENT.

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  • ENT (initialism)