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adjective suffix

: of, relating to, or characterized by a (specified) action, process, or condition
: having (such) a relationship to the ear

Word History


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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Cite this Entry

“-otic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-otic. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


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