-otic

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See also: otic

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French -otique, from Latin -ōticus,[1] from Ancient Greek -ωτικός (-ōtikós), from -όω (-óō)-stem verbs[2] + -τικός (-tikós). Equivalent to -όω (-óō) + -σις (-sis) + -ικός (-ikós).

Suffix[edit]

-otic

  1. (pathology) Having disease or abnormal condition.
    psychosis + ‎-otic → ‎psychotic
  2. Pertaining to a process or action.
    symbiosis + ‎-otic → ‎symbiotic

Usage notes[edit]

Used to form adjectives corresponding to nouns suffixed with -osis.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ -otic” in Stuart Berg Flexner, editor in chief, Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2nd rev. and updated edition, New York, N.Y.: Random House, 1993, ISBN 978-0-679-42441-3; reproduced on Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
  2. ^ -otic” in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.

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