[ oh-tik, ot-ik ]
/ ˈoʊ tɪk, ˈɒt ɪk /
of or relating to the ear; auricular.
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OTHER WORDS FROM oticpre·o·tic, adjective
Definition for otic (2 of 2)
an adjective suffix of Greek origin, often corresponding to nouns ending in -osis, denoting a relationship to an action, process, state, or condition indicated by the preceding element: hypnotic; neurotic.See also -tic.
Origin of -otic
From the Greek suffix -ōtikos
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British Dictionary definitions for otic (1 of 2)
/ (ˈəʊtɪk, ˈɒtɪk) /
of or relating to the ear
Word Origin for otic
C17: from Greek ōtikos, from ous ear
British Dictionary definitions for otic (2 of 2)
suffix forming adjectives
relating to or affected bysclerotic
Word Origin for -otic
from Greek -ōtikos
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Medical definitions for otic (1 of 2)
[ ō′tĭk, ŏt′ĭk ]
Of, relating to, or located near the ear; auricular.
Medical definitions for otic (2 of 2)
Of, relating to, or characterized by a specified condition or process:anabiotic.
Having a specified disease or abnormal condition:epizootic.
Characterized by an increase or formation of a specified kind:leukocytotic.
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