Pterotic
Pterotic Pte*ro"tic, a. [Gr. ? wing + ?, ?, ear.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to, or designating, a bone between the pro["o]tic and epiotic in the dorsal and outer part of the periotic capsule of many fishes. -- n. The pterotic bone. [1913 Webster]

Note: The pterotic bone is so called because fancied in some cases to resemble in form a bird's wing [1913 Webster]


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  • pterotic — I. təˈräd.ik, (ˈ)te|r adjective Etymology: pter + otic (II); from the bone being winglike : of, relating to, or constituting a bone between the prootic and epiotic in the dorsal and outer part of the periotic capsule of a fish II. noun ( s) …   Useful english dictionary

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  • pterotic — pte·rot·ic …   English syllables

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