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1. Of, relating to, or characterized by a specified condition or process: anabiotic.
2. Having a specified disease or abnormal condition: epizootic.
3. Characterized by an increase or formation of a specified kind: leukocytotic.
[French -otique, from Latin -ōticus, from Greek -ōtikos, adj. suff.]
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suffix forming adjectives
1. relating to or affected by: sclerotic.
2. causing: narcotic.
[from Greek -ōtikos]
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o•tic(ˈoʊ tɪk, ˈɒt ɪk)
of or pertaining to the ear; auricular.
a suffix of adjectives corresponding to nouns ending in -osis: hypnotic; neurotic.
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