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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

(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.

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]
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In these initial tests, the team found that the laser beam which is critical for sensing vibrations remained accurately aligned with the selected ossicle for five months.
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Consecutively to ossicles' surgery, the surgeons are observing that incus bone work does not depend only on degradation level and affected area size.
In all cases, no injury happened to auditory ossicles. Conclusions: This exploratory study demonstrated the safety of the newly developed image-guided minimally invasive cochlear implantation assisted by the bi-planar device and established the operational procedures.
A second part of the procedure is to reposition or reconstruct diseased ossicles (tiny bones in the middle ear which conduct sound to the inner ear).
It is the primary accessory ossicle of the foot and was first described by Bauhin in 1605.
Another evolutionarily important structure in the skeleton of sea stars is the odontophore ossicle. Discussion about its origin, form, size, and position among asteroids has been ongoing for decades (Mooi and David, 2000; Gale, 2011).