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[puh-roh-tik, -rot-ik]
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adjective Anatomy, Zoology.
  1. situated about or near the ear.

Origin of parotic

1855–60; < New Latin parōticus < Greek par- par- + ōtikós of the ear; see oto-, ic
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Examples from the Web for parotic

Historical Examples

  • Parotidī′tis, Parotī′tis, inflammation of the parotic gland.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R)


  • The cranium is strongly ossified, and there are no parotic processes or interparietal foramen.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton

    Sidney H. Reynolds

British Dictionary definitions for parotic


  1. situated near the ear

Word Origin

C19: from New Latin paroticus, from Greek para- 1 (near) + -oticus, from ous ear
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parotic in Medicine


([object Object])
  1. Near or beside the ear.
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