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baro- +‎ trauma.


barotrauma (countable and uncountable, plural barotraumas)

  1. (medicine) Damage to body tissue caused by a difference in pressure between an air space in or near the body and the surrounding air.
    • 1997 September 19, Cecil Adams, “the Straight Dope”, in Chicago Reader[1]:
      Of course, one must take care not to inadvertently seal the ear canal with the suction tip, thereby risking "tympanic membrane barotrauma" and possibly sucking out the patient's brains.
    • 2001 January 26, David Malakoff, “A Roaring Debate Over Ocean Noise”, in Science[2], volume 291, number 5504, DOI:10.1126/science.291.5504.576, pages 576-578:
      The timing raised suspicions that the whales had been disoriented by "barotrauma," or pressure injuries to sensitive ear and brain tissues caused by sound waves.


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Inflection of barotrauma (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative barotrauma barotraumat
genitive barotrauman barotraumojen
partitive barotraumaa barotraumoja
illative barotraumaan barotraumoihin
singular plural
nominative barotrauma barotraumat
accusative nom. barotrauma barotraumat
gen. barotrauman
genitive barotrauman barotraumojen
partitive barotraumaa barotraumoja
inessive barotraumassa barotraumoissa
elative barotraumasta barotraumoista
illative barotraumaan barotraumoihin
adessive barotraumalla barotraumoilla
ablative barotraumalta barotraumoilta
allative barotraumalle barotraumoille
essive barotraumana barotraumoina
translative barotraumaksi barotraumoiksi
instructive barotraumoin
abessive barotraumatta barotraumoitta
comitative barotraumoineen