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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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.
Vesal called the first accesssory ossicle as "os peroneum" in 1555.
Because of chronic inflammation in chronic otitis media; ossicle chain defects can be observed most frequently in incus long process.
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.
The STL file of the auditory ossicle was imported; the collecting ball was moved to enclose the short process of malleus and all-point clouds were collected in the ball.
While viewing the ear through an operating microscope, the surgeon reshapes and transposes the bones, replacing an ossicle with a plastic substitute or grafting an ossicle from cartilage.
It is the primary accessory ossicle of the foot and was first described by Bauhin in 1605.
Another evolutionarily important structure in the skeleton of sea stars is the odontophore ossicle.
Os peroneum is an accessory ossicle located within the substance of the peroneus longus tendon.
The incus is the ossicle most susceptible to disruption as it has less ligamentous support than the malleus and stapes.