Definitions for ossicleˈɒs ɪ kəl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
os•si•cleˈɒs ɪ kəl(n.)
a small bone.
Origin of ossicle:
1570–80; < L
os•sic•u•larɒˈsɪk yə lər(adj.)
ossicle, bonelet, ossiculum(noun)
a small bone; especially one in the middle ear
A small bone (or bony structure), especially one of the three of the middle ear.
The incus is one of the three auditory ossicles.
Bone-like joint or plate, especially:
Origin: Late 16th century from Latin ossiculum ("little bone", "ossicle") from os ("bone").