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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.)
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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]
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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.
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
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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.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

os·si·cle

(os'i-kĕl) [TA]
Small bone; specifically, a bone of tympanic cavity or middle ear.
[L. ossiculum, dim. of os, bone]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012