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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.