auditory ossicle


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auditory ossicle

Any of the three bones of the middle ear: malleus, incus, and stapes.
See: incus; malleus; stapesear for illus
See also: ossicle
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In PCI surgery, the edge of the drill hole is adjacent to important structures, such as facial nerves (FNs), chorda tympani nerves (ChTs), the back wall of the external canal, and the auditory ossicles.
The auditory ossicles were the size of crumbs they were so small.
The middle ear contains the eardrum, a taut membrane that vibrates according to the incoming sound waves, and the auditory ossicles, small bones that transmit the eardrum vibrations to the inner ear.