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[oh-tik, ot-ik] /ˈoʊ tɪk, ˈɒt ɪk/

adjective, Anatomy.
of or relating to the ear; auricular.
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 also .
/ˈəʊtɪk; ˈɒtɪk/
of or relating to the ear
relating to or affected by: sclerotic
causing: narcotic

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

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

-otic suff.


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