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[oh-tik, ot-ik] /ˈoʊ tɪk, ˈɒt ɪk/
adjective, Anatomy
1.
of or relating to the ear; auricular.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Greek ōtikós. See ot-, -ic
Related forms
preotic, adjective

-otic

1.
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.
Origin
< Greek -ōtikos
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British Dictionary definitions for otic

otic

/ˈəʊtɪk; ˈɒtɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the ear
Word Origin
C17: from Greek ōtikos, from ous ear

-otic

suffix
1.
relating to or affected by: sclerotic
2.
causing: narcotic
Word Origin
from Greek -ōtikos
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Word Origin and History for otic
adj.

"pertaining to the ear," from Greek otikos, from ous (genitive otos) "ear" (see ear (n.1)).

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otic in Medicine

otic o·tic (ō'tĭk, ŏt'ĭk)
adj.
Of, relating to, or located near the ear; auricular.

-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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