noun \ˈä-si-kəl\

Definition of OSSICLE

:  a small bone or bony structure (as the malleus, incus, or stapes)
os·sic·u·lar \ä-ˈsi-kyə-lər\ adjective

Origin of OSSICLE

Latin ossiculum, diminutive of oss-, os
First Known Use: 1578


noun \ˈäs-i-kəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OSSICLE

: a small bone or bony structure; especially : any of three small bones of the middle ear including the malleus, incus, and stapes
os·sic·u·lar \ä-ˈsik-yə-lər\ adjective


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