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.

Nearby words

  1. periosteosis,
  2. periosteotomy,
  3. periosteum,
  4. periostitis,
  5. periostracum,
  6. periovaritis,
  7. peripachymeningitis,
  8. peripancreatitis,
  9. peripatetic,
  10. peripatetics

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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Medicine definitions for periotic

periotic

[ pĕr′ē-ōtĭk ]

adj.

Situated around the ear.
Of or relating to the bones immediately around the inner ear.

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