opisthotic


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opisthotic

[¦ä·pəs¦thäd·ik]
(anatomy)
Of, relating to, or being the posterior and inferior portions of the bony elements in the inner ear capsule.
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Each exoccipital articulates with the caudolateral edge of the supraoccipital and laterally with the caudomedial edge of the opisthotic, as well as ventrally and medially with the basioccipital (Figure 1D).
Caudally it articulates with the rostral edge of the opisthotic and laterally with the dorsomedial edge of the quadrate (Figure 1D).
Squamosal (Sq): viewed dorsally, the squamosal forms a joint with the lateral edge of the opisthotic.
The caudal edge articulates with the rostral edge of the squamosal and caudomedially with the opisthotic.