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ossicle

 [os´ĭ-k'l]
a small bone, especially one of those in the middle ear. adj., adj ossic´ular.
auditory o's the small bones of the middle ear, the incus, malleus, and stapes. (See Plates.)

os·si·cle

(os'i-kĕl), [TA]
A small bone; specifically, one of the bones of the tympanic cavity or middle ear.
Synonym(s): ossiculum [TA], bonelet
[L. ossiculum, dim. of os, bone]

ossicle

/os·si·cle/ (os´ĭ-k'l) a small bone, especially one of those in the middle ear, which transmit vibrations from the tympanic membrane to the oval window.ossic´ular
Andernach's ossicles  sutural bones.
auditory ossicles  the small bones of the middle ear: incus, malleus, and stapes.

ossicle

(ŏs′ĭ-kəl)
n.
A small bone, especially one of the three bones of the middle ear.

os·sic′u·lar (ŏ-sĭk′yə-lər), os·sic′u·late (-lĭt) adj.

ossicle

[os′ikəl]
Etymology: L, ossiculum, little bone
a small bone such as the malleus, the incus, or the stapes, all of which are ossicles of the middle ear. ossicular, adj.

os·si·cle

(os'i-kĕl) [TA]
A small bone; specifically, one of the bones of the tympanic cavity or middle ear.
Synonym(s): bonelet, ossiculum.
[L. ossiculum, dim. of os, bone]

ossicle

A small bone, especially one of the tiny bones, the auditory ossicles, in the middle ear that link the ear-drum to the inner ear. From the outside-in, the auditory ossicles are the malleus, the incus and the stapes.

ossicle

any of the bones in the middle ear connecting the eardrum to the oval window. In mammals there are three ossicles (MALLEUS, INCUS and STAPES). In reptiles, birds, and many amphibians, only a single bone (the COLUMELLA AURIS) is present.

os·si·cle

(os'i-kĕl) [TA]
Small bone; specifically, a bone of tympanic cavity or middle ear.
[L. ossiculum, dim. of os, bone]

ossicle

a small bone, especially one of those in the middle ear.

auditory o's
the small bones of the middle ear: incus, malleus and stapes.
heart ossicle
see heart bones.
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Ossicles were defined as very small bony structures, including scales, tubercles, lateral-line elements, and swivel-joint platelets, usually overlooked or given only a cursory treatment in morphological studies of fishes.
Vibrations of the tympanic membrane are transmitted along these ossicles to the oval window.
1986) reported primary repair of an os peroneum fracture by weaving nonabsorbable suture through the ossicle and tendon.
The tiny ear ossicles start out as part of the jaw.
Posterior-ankle impingement (PAI) syndrome describes a group of pathological entities that result from repetitive plantar flexion of the foot that causes repeated compression and entrapment of soft tissues, bony processes or unfused ossicles between the posterior-tibial plafond and the superior surface of the calcaneum.
This model consisted of three synthetic ossicles (malleus, incus [IN], and stapes [ST]), a TM, and three ligaments (ligamentum incudis posterior, ligamentum mallei anterior, and annular ligament) and was mounted on a baseplate (Figure 1).
One of the most common examples of echinoderm paleopathological skeletal modification is crinoid ossicles that are swollen or malformed by addition of secondary stereom.
Symptoms of carpal bossing may result from osteoarthritis, an overlying ganglion or bursitis, or from an extensor tendon slipping over the ossicle.
Presence of an os naviculare, which is an accessory ossicle at the base of the tarsal navicular, has been implicated as one of the predisposing factors for TP tendon tears (Figure 8).
4) and in other cottoids by Jackson (2004); spine, a sharp needle-shaped bony structure on a dermal tubercle or other ossicle (Taurulus); spinule, a tiny spine projecting from a larger spine or horn; spinulose tubercle, a tubercle covered with many tiny spinules (Triglopsis); spiny rod, a spine-bearing fin ray of the paired fins (e.
Under general anaesthesic and viewing the ear through an operating microscope, the surgeon reshapes and d transposes the bones, replacing an ossicle with a plastic substitute or grafting an ossicle from cartilage.