Definition of Auditory ossicle
1. Noun. Ossicles of the middle ear that transmit acoustic vibrations from the eardrum to the inner ear.
Specialized synonyms: Hammer, Malleus, Anvil, Incus, Stapes, Stirrup
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Literary usage of Auditory ossicle
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1. Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1895)
"In the Reptilia and the Birds there exists, as is well known, one auditory ossicle, one end of which is fixed to the tympanic membrane, while the other end ..."
2. Forms of Animal Life: A Manual of Comparative Anatomy : with Descriptions of by George Rolleston, William Hatchett Jackson (1888)
"To the first is attached either a single auditory ossicle, or a chain of ossicles, which connect it to the tympanic membrane (infra). ..."
3. The Scientific Memoirs of Thomas Henry Huxley by Thomas Henry Huxley, Michael Foster, Edwin Ray Lankester (1898)
"... there appears, at about the same time, a small rounded depression, in which the upper end of the auditory ossicle eventually rests; and somewhat later, ..."