oto-


a combining form meaning “ear,” used in the formation of compound words: otology.

Nearby words

  1. otitis interna,
  2. otitis media,
  3. otitis mycotica,
  4. otium cum dignitate,
  5. oto,
  6. oto-manguean,
  7. otoantritis,
  8. otobius,
  9. otocephaly,
  10. otocleisis

Also especially before a vowel, ot-.

Origin of oto-

< Greek ōto-, combining form of oûs ear1

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British Dictionary definitions for oto-

oto-

before a vowel ot-

combining form

indicating the earotitis; otolith

Word Origin for oto-

from Greek ous, ōt- ear

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Medicine definitions for oto-

oto-

pref.

Ear:otology.

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