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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)

ossicular

play \ä-ˈsi-kyə-lər\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of ossicle

Latin ossiculum, diminutive of oss-, os


First Known Use: 1578


Medical Dictionary

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

ossicular

\ä-ˈsik-yə-lər\play adjective



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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of ossicle Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about ossicle


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