- 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.
Origin of periotic
Examples from the Web for periotic
Historical Examples of periotic
The periotic is not fused to the squamosal or to the small tympanic.
The tympanic and periotic are ankylosed together, but not to any other bones.
The tympanic and periotic are both small and are fused together.
The tympanic, periotic and squamosal are ankylosed together.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia
Frank Evers Beddard
The periotic and tympanic are welded together, but not with the squamosal.
- of or relating to the structures situated around the internal ear
- situated around the ear
Word Origin for periotic
- Situated around the ear.
- Of or relating to the bones immediately around the inner ear.