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ossicle

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noun os·si·cle \ˈä-si-kəl\

Definition of ossicle

  1. :  a small bone or bony structure (as the malleus, incus, or stapes)

os·sic·u·lar play \ä-ˈsi-kyə-lər\ adjective


Origin of ossicle

Latin ossiculum, diminutive of oss-, os


First Known Use: 1578


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ossicle

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noun os·si·cle \ˈäs-i-kəl\

Medical Definition of ossicle

  1. :  a small bone or bony structure; especially :  any of three small bones of the middle ear including the malleus, incus, and stapes

  2. os·sic·u·lar \ä-ˈsik-yə-lər\play adjective




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