Definition of otic in English:

otic

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Pronunciation: /ˈəʊtɪk
 
, ˈɒtɪk
 
/

adjective

Anatomy
  • Relating to the ear.
    More example sentences
    • This nerve carries the otic ganglion, which is derived from glossopharyngeal neurons.
    • Compromise of the arteries supplying the otic region can lead to tinnitus, hearing loss and vertigo.
    • In the remaining time before hatching, eyes develop from the optic vesicles, and the inner ear develops from the otic vesicles.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Greek ōtikos, from ous, ōt- 'ear'.

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