Prootic
Prootic Pro*["o]"tic, a. [Pref. pro- + Gr. ?, ?, an ear.] (Anat.) In front of the auditory capsule; -- applied especially to a bone, or center of ossification, in the periotic capsule. -- n. A pro["o]tic bone. [1913 Webster]

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  • prootic — I. (ˈ)prō+ adjective Etymology: pro + otic (of the ear) : of or relating or adjacent to a prootic bone or center : being a prootic part II. noun ( s) : a prootic part (as a bone or cartilage) …   Useful english dictionary

  • prootic — the anterior, deep dermal bone of the otic capsule. In Amia it is the only bone of the otic capsule …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • prootic — In front of the ear. [pro + G. ous, ear] …   Medical dictionary

  • prootic — pro·otic …   English syllables

  • prootic bone — noun : a bone or center of ossification in the front of the periotic capsule in special relation with the anterior semicircular canal …   Useful english dictionary

  • Microhylidae — Temporal range: 24–0 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • Ossification of temporal bone — 1. Outer surface of petromastoid part. 2. Outer surface of tympanic ring. 3. Inner surface of squama. Figure 7& …   Wikipedia

  • auditory capsule — cartilaginous skeleton about the inner ear in Elasmobranchii, a chondral skeleton in bony fishes comprised of the prootic, opisthotic (or its replacement), intercalar, epiotic (or exoccipital), sphenotic, pterosphenoid and basipshenoid as walls… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • capsula auditiva — (plural capsulae auditivae) auditory capsule (cartilaginous skeleton about the inner ear in Elasmobranchii, a chondral skeleton in bony fishes comprised of the prootic, opisthotic (or its replacement), intercalar, epiotic (or exoccipital),… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • intercalar — a separate sesamoid bone, forming the posterior wall of the otic or auditory capsule, between the prootic, pterotic and the exoccipital and associated with the ventral process of the posttemporal. Also called opisthotic, q.v. and sometimes… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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