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ear bone

One of the ossicles of the tympanic cavity: the malleus, incus, and stapes.
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However, a distinct groove on the rear of the animal's jawbone indicates that its ear bones were embedded in a mass of cartilage there.
Earlier studies reported marked differences between both the ear bones and reconstructed vocal tracts of Neandertals and Stone Age people, Laitman notes.
Wyss of the University of California, Santa Barbara studied the ear bones of a Chinese multi called Lambdopsalis and placed multis closest to the monotremes.
While the ossicles stopped growing after 3 weeks, the brains continued to enlarge for another 9 weeks, putting pressure on the ear bones.
Gingerich says the ear bones provide especially strong evidence for Pakicetus' transitional status in cetacean evolution.
ISLAMABAD -- Using computer simulation of a fin whale head, scientists have discovered that the skulls of at least some baleen whales have acoustic properties that capture the energy of low frequencies and direct it to their ear bones.
Scientists have documented cases in which whales and dolphins have washed up near seismic testing projects with shattered ear bones and signs of decompression sickness.
macei's ear bones were recovered, says John Gatesy, an evolutionary biologist at the University of California, Riverside.
During an autopsy on the composer, one doctor took his ear During an autopsy on the composer, one doctor took his ear bones, locks of hair were clipped, and when his body was exhumed later in the 1800s, fragments of his skull were taken.
Also known as ' running ears', chronic middle ear infection damages the ear drums and the middle ear bones to such an extent that only surgery will help.
Dave and Paul Nelson of Ponce Inlet set about in June to organize anglers to collect ear bones, called otoliths, of older red snapper.