Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or located near the ear; auricular.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to the ear or organ of hearing; auditory; acoustic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the ear; auricular; auditory.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective anatomy of, relating/pertaining to, or located near the ear

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or relating to near the ear

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Greek ōtikos, from ous, ōt-, ear; see ous- in Indo-European roots.]

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(17th C) from Ancient Greek ὠτικός (otikos), from οὖς (ous, "ear").

Examples

  • Arnold of Heidelberg is the anatomist who discovered a little nervous centre, called the otic ganglion.

    Medical Essays, 1842-1882

  • Arnold of Heidelberg is the anatomist who discovered a little nervous centre, called the otic ganglion.

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  • Notice that you don't see Obama responding to every id! otic thing that Hannity says.

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  • His further research carried out in many institutes worldwide proved that Bulgarian yogurt helps in the treatment of various diseases and conditions like infections, otic-rhino-laryngeal diseases, tuberculosis, stomach and intestine conditions, ulcers, some gynecologic diseases, fatigue, etc.

    Tribute to Stamen Grigorov

  • HBO has premiered a full trailer for the new television series Bored to Death, which is being billed as “A Noir-otic Comedy”.

    Bored To Death Full Trailer | /Film

  • Here's the publicity description of the new "noir-otic" comedy on HBO, 'Bored To Death':

    AS SEEN ON TV: JONATHAN AMES

  • Here's the publicity description of the new "noir-otic" comedy on HBO, 'Bored To Death':

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  • For instance, whales have unusual otic capsules…and the skulls of these animals show a remarkable similar organization of those bones, distinct from that of other animals.

    Zimmer on whales - The Panda's Thumb

  • A land of steep gorges and winding valleys, the hills did not achieve the height of true mountains, but their cha - otic nature made the trail as rugged as any snowswept al - pine ridge.

    Flint, the King

  • Ex-otic, intricate patterns decorated the skirt, which was worn by both males, and females, the individual designs telling another Parramati all there was to know about the wearer, from age to family lineage to status within the wearer's village.

    The Howling Stones

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