ossicle


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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)
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In other words, the effectiveness of each of the four"established view" osseous mechanisms eliciting BC threshold would be either entirely absent (occlusion effect and ossicle inertia) or greatly reduced (fluid inertia and inner ear wall distortion) in patients who had undergone radical mastoidectomy and subtotal petrosectomy.
(22) On radiography, they appear as a well-corticated ossicle adjacent to the acetabulum, most common anterosuperiorly.
Perforation of the globe at the level of the scleral ossicle was considered a possible cause.
HRCT also helps in diagnosing early erosive changes in the ossicles. The lenticular process of the incus is the first ossicle to be disrupted with loss of the "ice cream" cone appearance seen on the scan.
In patients with COMC, different degrees of destruction in the ossicles may be observed and after complete eradication of pathology, in many patients, ossicle reconstruction may be performed with autograft ossicles or allograft materials (16).
The technology is based on completely contact-free fiber-optic technology, which senses the tiniest ossicle movements and uses them to stimulate the acoustic nerves.
To our knowledge, only 1 case of TTS has been reported secondary to a skeletal anomaly (accessory ossicle) [15].
The exam revealed a smooth and well-corticated bone ossicle measuring 14 mm and located superiorly to the odontoid process corresponding to an os odontoideum (Figures 1(a)-1(c)).
Type 3 is the uni-epipteric type, in which a small irregular-shaped epipteric (also called pterion ossicle, sutural or Wormian) bone was found interposing within this type of pterion (Fig.
We can also confirm the previous conclusions of many authors that ossicle characters can be useful when estimating and understanding different feeding preferences and relevant differences occurring in jaw teeth, branchial tooth plates and gill rakers.
Surgical treatment, including removal of the ossicle fragmentation.