an adjective suffix of Greek origin, often corresponding to nouns ending in -osis, denoting a relationship to an action, process, state, or condition indicated by the preceding element: hypnotic; neurotic . See -tic.

< Greek -ōtikos

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suffix forming adjectives
1.  relating to or affected by: sclerotic
2.  causing: narcotic
[from Greek -ōtikos]

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-otic suff.

  1. Of, relating to, or characterized by a specified condition or process: anabiotic.

  2. Having a specified disease or abnormal condition: epizootic.

  3. Characterized by an increase or formation of a specified kind: leukocytotic.

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