Definition of -otic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or characterized by a (specified) action, process, or condition symbiotic

Definition of -otic (Entry 2 of 2)

: having (such) a relationship to the ear dichotic

History and Etymology for -otic

Adjective suffix

Greek -ōtikos, from -ōtos, ending of verbals, from -o- (stem of causative verbs in -oun) + -tos, suffix forming verbals — more at -ed

Adjective combining form

Greek ōtikos of the ear, from ōt-, ous ear

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“-otic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-otic. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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otic

adjective
\ ˈōt-ik How to pronounce otic (audio) \

Medical Definition of otic

: of, relating to, or located in the region of the ear : auditory, auricular

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