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os·si·cle

 (ŏs′ĭ-kəl)
n.
A small bone, especially one of the three bones of the middle ear.

[Latin ossiculum, diminutive of os, bone; see ost- in Indo-European roots.]

os·sic′u·lar (ŏ-sĭk′yə-lər), os·sic′u·late (-lĭt) adj.

ossicle

(ˈɒsɪkəl)
n
(Anatomy) a small bone, esp one of those in the middle ear
[C16: from Latin ossiculum, from os bone]
ossicular adj

os•si•cle

(ˈɒs ɪ kəl)

n.
a small bone.
[1570–80; < Latin]
os•sic•u•lar (ɒˈsɪk yə lər) adj.

os·si·cle

(ŏs′ĭ-kəl)
A small bone, especially one of the three located in the middle ear (the incus, malleus, and stapes) that transmit sound vibrations from the eardrum to the inner ear.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ossicle - a small boneossicle - a small bone; especially one in the middle ear
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
auditory ossicle - ossicles of the middle ear that transmit acoustic vibrations from the eardrum to the inner ear
middle ear, tympanic cavity, tympanum - the main cavity of the ear; between the eardrum and the inner ear
Translations

ossicle

[ˈɒsɪkl] nossicino

os·si·cle

n. huesillo, osículo.

ossicle

n (of the ear) huesecillo (del oído)