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peri- +‎ otic


periotic (not comparable)

  1. (anatomy) Surrounding, or pertaining to the region surrounding, the internal ear.
    the periotic capsule


periotic (plural periotics)

  1. A bone in the internal ear.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for periotic in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)