ossicles

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Tiny bones, especially the malleus, incus, and stapes in the middle ear.
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The ear ossicles are the smallest bones in the human body and are among the rarest of human fossils recovered.
Several unusual BAs have been reported, including retropharyngeal abscesses, (2,3,20) pharyngoceles, (4) duplicate middle ear ossicles, (5) and intrathyroidal masses and abscesses.
The tiny ear ossicles start out as part of the jaw.
First, ear ossicles are fully formed and adult-sized at birth, and they do not undergo any type of anatomical change in an individual lifetime.