ossiculum


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Noun1.Ossiculum - a small boneossiculum - 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
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Os odontoideum is considered as an anatomic variant of the odontoid process ofC2 and must be put in differential diagnosis with the type 2 odontoid fracture and from the persistent ossiculum terminale.
This bone ossicle is situated superiorly to the dens of axis and differs morphologically from persistent ossiculum terminale or from odontoid fracture.
The latter process is especially important for the proatlas, whose corpus forms the tip of the dens axis called the Ossiculum terminale Bergmann.