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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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The current investigators think it is undesirable to reserve the term "os tibiale externum" only for a Type I ossicle.
It also identified irregularity and discontinuity of the right os peroneum (Figure 3(a)) and regular shape of this ossicle in the left (Figure 3(b)).
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Middle ear effusions and acute otitis media (OM) will dampen vibrations of the TM and ossicles producing CHL.
These are: (1) the Kerckring ossicle (ko), (2) posterior intraoccipital synchondrosis (pio), (3) anterior intraoccipital synchondrosis (aio), (4) sphenooccipital synchondrosis (sos), (5) petrooccipital fissure (pof) and (6) occipitomastoid suture (oms).
The os peroneum is an accessory ossicle located within the substance of the peroneus longus tendon and its location, size, and appearance are varied (Coughlin, 1999).
Cardiac chamber: Bent and narrow, with gutters in the chamber; cardiac floor with rows of setae; showing some hard structures but almost unidentified; cardiopycloric valve rounded, lacking setae and supported by a bent unidentified ossicle.
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