Definition of Bonelet

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

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



Medical Definition of Bonelet

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 Bonelet

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boneheaded
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boneless
boneless lean beef trimmings
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bonelessness
bonelet (current term)
bonelike
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bonemeal
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bones
bones of contention
bones of digits
bones of inferior limb
bones of lower limb
bones of skull

Literary usage of Bonelet

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1. The Evolution of Man by Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haecknel (1879)
"Anvil (Second /new gill-arch bonelet of the ear) 14. Central part of the first 14. ... J 15- gill-arch bonelet of ihe Tympanic circle > Pr..l, ..."

2. The Evolution of Man: A Popular Exposition of the Principal Points of Human by Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel (1879)
"Tympanic cavity Cavum tympani (Interior of the drum) 11. Tympanic mem- Membrana tympani brane (Head of the drum) 12. Stirrup {First Stapes bonelet of the ..."

3. The Surgical Treatment of Chronic Suppuration of the Middle Ear and Mastoid by Seymour Oppenheimer (1906)
"... when it is rotated backwards and carried downwards and usually this procedure will bring the bonelet into view where its posterior ligament is unduly ..."

4. Essentials of the Diseases of the Ear: Arranged in the Form of Questions and by Edward Baldwin Gleason (1902)
"84) traction directly outward should be made upon the tip of the malleus-handle until the head of the bonelet is dislodged inward. ..."

5. The Year-book of Treatment (1894)
"... thus aiding in the isolation and improved mobility of the bonelet, as well as in removing its undue pressure inward upon the labyrinthine fluid. 4. ..."

6. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1890)
"... and a paramount risk of an extension of the chronic inflammation in the drum-cavity to the meninges of the brain, as long as the carious bonelet is in ..."

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