[ oh-tik, ot-ik ]
/ ˈoʊ tɪk, ˈɒt ɪk /
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of or relating to the ear; auricular.
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OTHER WORDS FROM oticpre·o·tic, adjective
Other definitions 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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How to use otic in a sentence
The exoccipital extends laterally, occupying the posterior face of the otic capsule.The Ancestry of Modern Amphibia: A Review of the Evidence|Theodore H. Eaton
Both epi-otic and pterotic are drawn out into rather prominent backwardly-projecting processes.
In front of the exoccipital is the large pro-otic pierced by two prominent foramina.
Between the pro-otic and opisthotic as seen in a longitudinal section of the skull is a large opening constricted in the middle.
Three bones, the epi-otic, opisthotic and pro-otic, together form the auditory or periotic capsule of each side.
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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