- 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 adj situated around the ear
* * *peri·otic (per″e-oґtik) [peri- + otic] 1. near or around the ear, especially the internal ear. 2. pars petrosa ossis temporalis.
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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] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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 — 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 * http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1O8 perioticbone.html … Wikipedia
periotic capsule — the tissue surrounding the otic sac in the embryo … Medical dictionary