Definition of Periotic

1. a. Surrounding, or pertaining to the region surrounding, the internal ear; as, the periotic capsule.



Definition of Periotic

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

2. Noun. A bone in the internal ear. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Periotic

1. surrounding the ear [adj]

Medical Definition of Periotic

1. Surrounding, or pertaining to the region surrounding, the internal ear; as, the periotic capsule. A periotic bone. Origin: Pref. Peri- + Gr, the ear. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Periotic

periosteum cranii
periosteums
periostin
periostitis
periostitises
periostoma
periostosis
periostosteitis
periostotome
periostotomy
periostraca
periostracal
periostracum
periosts
periot
periotic (current term)
periotic bone
periotic cartilage
periotics
periots
periovaritis
periovular
periovulatory
peripachymeningitis
peripancreatitides
peripancreatitis
peripapillary
peripartum
peripartum cardiomyopathy
peripatecian

Literary usage of Periotic

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1. The Marine Mammals in the Anatomical Museum of the University of Edinburgh by William Turner (1912)
"The two cornua of the ring are fused with the periotic, and the longest diameter is ... Continuous with the periotic is an ovoid projection which occupies a ..."

2. The Medical Times and Gazette (1863)
"This is the tympanic element, and it will be useful to study with especial attention the characters of this bone, its relations to the periotic, ..."

3. An Introduction to the Osteology of the Mammalia by William Henry Flower (1885)
"The periotic is a rounded, very dense bone, characterised as usual by having ... The tympanic and periotic bones are separated along their inner margin by a ..."

4. The New Werner Twentieth Century Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica: A (1907)
"... new attachment to the periotic region of the skull in front of the fenestra ovalis (Anura). The Anura always possess a sacral vertebra (sometimes ..."

5. Lectures on the Elements of Comparative Anatomy by Thomas Henry Huxley (1864)
"In Echidna and in Orycteropus the periotic, the squamosal, and the tympanic remain perfectly distinct for a long time, if not throughout life. ..."

6. A Text-book of Zoology by Thomas Jeffery Parker, William Aitcheson Haswell (1921)
"which becomes applied to the outer surface of the periotic. Between the occipital and parietal bones, below and behind the squamosal, are the tympanic and ..."

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