Definition of Ossicle

1. Noun. A small bone; especially one in the middle ear.

Exact synonyms: Bonelet, Ossiculum
Generic synonyms: Bone, Os
Specialized synonyms: Auditory Ossicle
Group relationships: Middle Ear, Tympanic Cavity, Tympanum
Derivative terms: Bone, Bone, Ossicular



Definition of Ossicle

1. n. A little bone; as, the auditory ossicles in the tympanum of the ear.

Definition of Ossicle

1. Noun. (anatomy) A small bone (or bony structure), especially one of the three of the middle ear. ¹

2. Noun. (zoology) Bone-like joint or plate, especially: ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ossicle

1. a small bone [n -S]

Medical Definition of Ossicle

1. A small bone, particularly applied to the tiny bones of the middle ear, stapes, malleus and incus. Origin: L. Ossiculum (29 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ossicle

osseous labyrinth
osseous lacuna
osseous part of skeletal system
osseous polyp
osseous spiral lamina
osseous tissue
osseously
osseter
osseters
ossetra
ossetras
ossi-
ossia
ossianic
ossias
ossicle (current term)
ossicles
ossicone
ossicula
ossicula auditus
ossicula mentalia
ossicular
ossicular chain
ossicular prosthesis
ossicular replacement
ossiculate
ossiculated
ossiculectomy
ossiculotomy
ossiculum

Literary usage of Ossicle

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1. A Manual of the Anatomy of Invertebrated Animals by Thomas Henry Huxley (1888)
"With this process is articulated, posteriorly, a broad pre- pyloric ossicle, which passes obliquely upward and forward, in the front wall of the anterior ..."

2. Morphology of Invertebrate Types by Alexander Ivanovitch Petrunkevitch (1916)
"the cardiac ossicle and with the prepyloric ossicle or median tooth. The cardiac ossicle is at each end (ie, on the right and left) articulated with the ..."

3. An Introduction to the Study of the Comparative Anatomy of Animals: A by Gilbert Charles Bourne, Arthur Bolles Lee (1902)
"In the roof of the posterior part of the cardiac division is a plate called the cardiac ossicle, whose shape is shown in tig 29, car. ..."

4. The Fauna and Geography of the Maldive and Laccadive Archipelagoes: Being by John Stanley Gardiner (1903)
"which lie in the roof of the pyloric division of the stomach to the outside, and rather in front, of the medium pyloric ossicle, bearing to this latter much ..."

5. Outlines of Physiology, Human and Comparative by John Marshall (1868)
"11ч head connected with the next ossicle, o, the fecund ossicle, or incus, its body joined with the malleus, its short leg -b»,'hn. out towards the aide of ..."

6. An Introduction to the Study of the Comparative Anatomy of Animals by Gilbert Charles Bourne (1902)
"In the roof of the posterior part of the cardiac division is a plate called the cardiac ossicle, whose shape is shown in fig 29, car. ..."

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