opisthotic


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o·pis·tho·tic

(ō'pis-thot'ik),
Behind the ear.
[opistho- + G. ous (ōt-), ear]

opisthotic

(ō″pĭs-thŏt′ĭk) [Gr. opisthen, behind, in the rear, + ous, ear]
Located behind the ear.
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--Squamosal (Sq): viewed dorsally, the squamosal forms a joint with the lateral edge of the opisthotic. When viewed laterally, the rostral edge of each squamosal articulates with the quadratojugal and with the caudomedial edge of the quadrate bone (Figures 1A and B).
The caudal edge articulates with the rostral edge of the squamosal and caudomedially with the opisthotic. Medially, each quadrate articulates widely with the caudal branch of the pterygoid.
The basisphenoid and the basioccipital begin the ossification process in stage 19, followed by the supraoccipital and the opisthotic in stage 20 and the exoccipital in stage 21 (Figure 3E).
The supraoccipital approaches the exoccipital, the opisthotic and the prooptic in stage 25.
The squamosal approaches the quadratojugal, quadrate and opisthotic. The right and left portions of the pterygoid, premaxilla and palatine approach each other medially in posterior fusion.
In stage 23, the quadrate bone already presents an ossification center, proceeding in the direction of the opisthotic, squamosal and quadratojugal.
The parieto-squamosal arch is narrow and posteriorly displaced, reaching caudally beyond the posterior margin of the opisthotic bones.