epiotic


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ep·i·ot·ic

(ep'i-ot'ik, -ō'tik),
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

(ĕp″ē-ŏt′ĭk) [″ + ous, ear]
Located above the ear.
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Frontoparietals thin; anterior margins extending laterally over dorsolateral optic margin of sphenethmoid, but well behind posterior margin of nasals; in contact medially; posterolaterally in contact with epiotic eminences; not elevated posteriorly to form crest.
Prootics and exoccipitals fused; entire posterior end of skull well ossified; optic foramina ventrally marginated by cartilage; oculomotor foramina marginated anteroventraly by cartilage; prootic and jugular foramina with bony margins; with small bony knob formed below epiotic eminences above occipital condyles.
Epiotic large, bearing crest for attachment of epaxial musculature (lesser crests also occurring on supraoccipital, exoccipital and pterotic).
Posttemporal trabecular, arcuate, superficial to epiotic dorsal crest.