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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Proötic (Anat) In front of the auditory capsule; -- applied especially to a bone, or center of ossification, in the periotic capsule.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • prootic Anterior with reference to the otic capsule or among otic bones; of or pertaining to the proötic: correlated with opisthotic, etc. See II., and otic.
    • n prootic In zoology and anatomy, a bone of the ear, an anterior ossification of the periotic capsule, forming with the epiotic and opisthotic the petrosal or petromastoid bone, developed in especial relation with the anterior vertical semicircular canal of the bony labyrinth of the ear. It frequently remains distinct from the other otic bones; in man it assists the opisthotic in the formation of the mastoid as well as the petrous part of the temporal bone. See cuts under Crocodilia, Gallinæ, and periotic.
    • n prootic Specifically, in ichthyology, a lateral bone in the cranium, articulating below with the parasphenoid, behind with the exoccipital and opisthotic, above with the pterotic and sphenotic, and anteriorly with the alisphenoid. It is usually perforated by the trigeminal nerve. From its inner surface a wing is often developed, which, meeting that from the opposite proötic in a median suture, forms the tube for the rectus muscles of the eye.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Prootic prō-ot′ik a bone developed in some vertebrata in front of the ear—also adj.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. pro-, + Gr.,, an ear
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. pro, before, ous, ōtos, ear.


In science:

Left panel shows pro files of the H α line core (y-tics are by 500 units), while the middle panels show the extended wings of the pro files in detail.
Structure of the hot object in the symbiotic prototype Z And during its 2000-03 active phase
Pt = |ti ht|c the pro jector onto the state |tic of the clock register, and the timeincreasing operator Xt,t−1 changing the clock from t − 1 to t given by (1.42).
Local Hamiltonians in Quantum Computation
Pt = |ti ht|c is a pro jector onto the state |tic of the clock register, the operator Xt,t−1 = |ti ht − 1|c increases the time register from t − 1 to t and the unitary gate Ut acts on the corresponding work qubits.
Local Hamiltonians in Quantum Computation
The VEV and physical profiles for the bulk scalars are obtained by solving the corresponding equations of motion with a UV/IR localized quar tic potential term and an IR/UV localized mass term .
Proceedings of the first workshop on Flavor Symmetries and consequences in Accelerators and Cosmology (FLASY2011)
Acknowledgements PM acknowledges support by Junta de Andaluc´ıa, through grant TIC-114 and the Excellence Pro ject P08-TIC-3531, and by the Spanish Ministry for Science and Innovation through grants AYA2010-15169 for a “sabbatical” stay at IAA, where this paper was written.
Quasar Outflows in the 4D Eigenvector 1 Context
We elaborate design constraints of building a pro filer for numerical computation, and benchmark the pro filer by comparing it to the rudimentary timer start-stop (tic-toc) measurements, for a similar set of programs.
A Call-Graph Profiler for GNU Octave