Periotic Per`i*o"tic, a. [Pref. peri- + Gr. ?, ?, the ear.] (Anat.) Surrounding, or pertaining to the region surrounding, the internal ear; as, the periotic capsule. -- n. A periotic bone. [1913 Webster]

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  • periotic — [per΄ē ōt′ik, per΄ēät′ik] adj. [ PERI + OTIC] surrounding the inner ear; specif., of the bone (periotic bone) enclosing the inner ear of mammals …   English World dictionary

  • periotic — I. |perē+ adjective Etymology: peri + otic : situated around the ear; specifically : being, relating to, or composed of the typically three bony elements that surround the internal ear and form or help to form its capsule II. noun ( s) …   Useful english dictionary

  • periotic — /per ee oh tik, ot ik/, adj. Anat. 1. surrounding the ear. 2. noting or pertaining to certain bones or bony elements that form or help to form a protective capsule for the internal ear. [1865 70; PERI + OTIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • periotic — Surrounding the internal ear; referring to the petrous portion of the temporal bone, or the spaces and tissues in the bony labyrinth that surround the membranous labyrinth. [peri + G. ous, ear] * * * peri·otic .per ē ōt ik …   Medical dictionary

  • periotic — adj. surrounding the ear …   English contemporary dictionary

  • periotic — peri·otic …   English syllables

  • periotic — /pɛriˈɒtɪk/ (say peree otik) adjective 1. surrounding the ear. 2. denoting or relating to certain bones or bony elements which form or help to form a protective capsule for the internal ear, being usually confluent or fused, and in humans… …   Australian English dictionary

  • periotic —   a. round the ear …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Periotic bone — is the single bone that surrounds the ear of Mammals. It is formed from the fusion of the pro otic, epiotic, and opisthotic bones. External links * perioticbone.html …   Wikipedia

  • periotic capsule — the tissue surrounding the otic sac in the embryo …   Medical dictionary

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