Parotic
Parotic Pa*rot"ic, a. [See {Parotid}.] (Anat.) On the side of the auditory capsule; near the external ear. [1913 Webster]

{Parotic region} (Zo["o]l.), the space around the ears. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • parotic — [pə rōt′ik, pərät′ik] adj. [ModL paroticus < Gr para , beside + ous (gen. ōtos), EAR1] situated near the ear …   English World dictionary

  • parotic — /peuh roh tik, rot ik/, adj. Anat., Zool. situated about or near the ear. [1855 60; < NL paroticus < Gk par PAR + otikós of the ear; see OTO , IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • parotic — Near or beside the ear. [para + G. ous, ear] * * * pa·rotic pə rät ik adj adjacent to the ear * * * pa·rot·ic (pə rotґik) parotid (def. 1) …   Medical dictionary

  • parotic — adj. near the ear, close to the ear …   English contemporary dictionary

  • parotic — pa·rotic …   English syllables

  • parotic — /pəˈrɒtɪk/ (say puh rotik) adjective situated about or near the ear …   Australian English dictionary

  • parotic —   a. adjacent to ear.    ♦ parotid, a. pertaining to salivary gland below ear; n. such gland.    ♦ parotitis, n. mumps …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • parotic — pəˈrō]d.]ik, rä], ]t], ]ēk, (ˈ)pa|r adjective Etymology: New Latin paroticus, from Latin para para (I) + New Latin oticus otic, from Greek ōtikos : adjacent to the ear …   Useful english dictionary

  • Parotic region — Parotic Pa*rot ic, a. [See {Parotid}.] (Anat.) On the side of the auditory capsule; near the external ear. [1913 Webster] {Parotic region} (Zo[ o]l.), the space around the ears. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • parotic process — a posterior lateral process of the skull formed by the pterotic and opisthotic …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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