Definition of Parotic

1. a. On the side of the auditory capsule; near the external ear.

Definition of Parotic

1. Adjective. (anatomy) On the side of the auditory capsule; near the external ear. ¹

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Definition of Parotic

1. situated near the ear [adj]

Medical Definition of Parotic

1. On the side of the auditory capsule; near the external ear. Parotic region, the space around the ears. See: Parotid. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Parotic

parosteal fasciitis
parosteal osteosarcoma
parotic (current term)
parotid abscess
parotid bed
parotid branches
parotid duct
parotid fascia
parotid gland
parotid glands
parotid notch
parotid papilla
parotid recess
parotid sheath
parotid space

Literary usage of Parotic

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1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1896)
"He says: not only the parotic process but the whole portion anterior to the foramen is ... This whole portion, of course, contains also the parotic process. ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The last-named bone sends a backward prolongation fc the parotic process and squamosal, and is movably united to the occipital ; and thus, ..."

3. A Manual of the Anatomy of Vertebrated Animals by Thomas Henry Huxley (1872)
"... the parotic prolongation of the skull; and to the outer side of the posterior extremity of the parietal process the squamosal is attached. ..."

4. A Course of Instruction in Zootomy (vertebrata.) by Thomas Jeffery Parker (1906)
"The parotic process is constituted by two bones, which are seen to meet in an irregular suture on its outer surface. The uppermost of these is the ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The upper end of the hyoid cither remains attached to the parotic process ... behind, at the end of the parotic process, and the hyoid horn remains free, ..."

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