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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.
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(Anatomy) a small bone, esp one of those in the middle ear
[C16: from Latin ossiculum, from os bone]
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os•si•cle(ˈɒs ɪ kəl)
a small bone.
[1570–80; < Latin]
os•sic•u•lar (ɒˈsɪk yə lər) adj.
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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.
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|Noun||1.||ossicle - a small bone; especially one in the middle ear|
auditory ossicle - ossicles of the middle ear that transmit acoustic vibrations from the eardrum to the inner ear
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ossicle[ˈɒsɪk/əl] n → ossicino
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
n. huesillo, osículo.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
ossiclen (of the ear) huesecillo (del oído)
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