[ oh-tik, ot-ik ]
/ ˈoʊ tɪk, ˈɒt ɪk /

adjective Anatomy.

of or relating to the ear; auricular.

Origin of otic

From the Greek word ōtikós, dating back to 1650–60. See ot-, -ic


pre·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)

[ ōtĭk, ŏtĭk ]


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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