Definition of Ossiculum

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

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



Definition of Ossiculum

1. n. Same as Ossicle.

Definition of Ossiculum

1. Noun. (anatomy) An ossicle. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Ossiculum

1. Origin: L, a little bone. Same as Ossicle. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ossiculum

ossias
ossicle
ossicles
ossicone
ossicula
ossicula auditus
ossicula mentalia
ossicular
ossicular chain
ossicular prosthesis
ossicular replacement
ossiculate
ossiculated
ossiculectomy
ossiculotomy
ossiculum (current term)
ossiferous
ossific
ossific centre
ossification
ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament
ossifications
ossified
ossifier
ossifiers
ossifies
ossiform
ossifrage
ossifrages
ossifragous

Literary usage of Ossiculum

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1890)
"ossiculum maxillo-frontale. 1. Of the first variety only two specimens were ... The ossiculum hamuli, as described by Macalister, consists of a separate ..."

2. The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain), George Long (1843)
"The passage of the ossiculum audit us is made by a hole, and not by a fissure. ... The ossiculum passes by means of a hole to entu • second chamber of the ..."

3. Report on the Invertebrata of Massachusetts by Augustus Addison Gould (1870)
"the wedge-shaped ossiculum lying against that part. ... When destitute of the ossiculum, if reliance were placed upon the hinge alone, the shell would ..."

4. Boston Journal of Natural History by Boston Society of Natural History (1839)
"M. de Blainville, on the contrary, speaks of and represents them as cloven, and they certainly are so in the specimen before me ; the form of the ossiculum ..."

5. Medico-Chirurgical Transactions by Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society of London (1827)
"It is known to be inserted into the malleus by the long process of this ossiculum, and so that the process might be considered as an osseous tendon ..."

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