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One of the components of the otic capsule of some vertebrates; in the mammal, the petrosal or petrous temporal bone incorporates the various otic elements seen in lower vertebrates.
[epi- + G. ous, ear]
epiotic/epi·ot·ic/ (ep″e-ot´ik) situated on or above the ear.
1 pertaining to the portion of the temporal bone that is the ossification center for the mastoid.
2 above the ear.
epiotic(ĕp″ē-ŏt′ĭk) [″ + ous, ear]
Located above the ear.