Definición de opisthotic en Inglés

opisthotic

Pronunciación /ˌɒpɪsˈθɒtɪk/ /ˌɒpɪsˈθəʊtɪk/

nombre

Zoología Anatomía
  • One of the periotic bones, situated at the back of the ear, which in fishes, reptiles, and birds is separate or fused with one of the occipital bones, and in mammals is represented by an embryonic ossification of the temporal bone.

adjetivo

Zoología Anatomía
  • Designating or relating to the opisthotic.

Origen

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Huxley (1825–1895), biologist and science educationist. From opistho- + otic.