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periotic

[ per-ee-oh-tik, -ot-ik ]
/ ˌpɛr iˈoʊ tɪk, -ˈɒt ɪk /
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adjective Anatomy.
surrounding the ear.
noting or pertaining to certain bones or bony elements that form or help to form a protective capsule for the internal ear.
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Origin of periotic

First recorded in 1865–70; peri- + otic
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British Dictionary definitions for periotic

periotic
/ (ˌpɛrɪˈəʊtɪk, -ˈɒtɪk) /

adjective
of or relating to the structures situated around the internal ear
situated around the ear

Word Origin for periotic

C19: from peri- + -otic, from Greek ous ear
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