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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]
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epiotic(ĕp″ē-ŏt′ĭk) [″ + ous, ear]
Located above the ear.
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