Definitions for ossicleˈɒs ɪ kəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

os•si•cleˈɒs ɪ kəl(n.)

  1. a small bone.

    Category: Anatomy

Origin of ossicle:

1570–80; < L

os•sic•u•larɒˈsɪk yə lər(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ossicle, bonelet, ossiculum(noun)

    a small bone; especially one in the middle ear

Wiktionary

  1. ossicle(Noun)

    A small bone (or bony structure), especially one of the three of the middle ear.

    The incus is one of the three auditory ossicles.

  2. ossicle(Noun)

    Bone-like joint or plate, especially:

  3. Origin: Late 16th century from Latin ossiculum ("little bone", "ossicle") from os ("bone").

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