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ˈɒs ɪ kəlos·si·cle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ossicle, bonelet, ossiculumnoun

    a small bone; especially one in the middle ear


  1. ossiclenoun

    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. ossiclenoun

    Bone-like joint or plate, especially:

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Ossiclenoun

    A small bone.

    Etymology: ossiculum, Latin.

    There are three very little bones in the ear, upon whose right constitution depends the due tension of the tympanum; and if the action of one little muscle, which serves to draw one of these ossicles, fixt to the tympanum, be lost or abated, the tension of that membrane ceasing, sound is hindred from coming into the ear. William Holder, on Speech.


  1. ossicle

    An ossicle is a small bone or bony structure, typically those found in the middle ear in many vertebrates. These bones serve to transmit sounds from the air to the fluid-filled labyrinth, aiding in the process of hearing. The term can also refer to similar structures in other organisms such as invertebrates.


  1. Ossicle

    a small nodule of chitin resembling a bone.

Anagrams for ossicle »

  1. scolies

  2. loessic

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ossicle in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ossicle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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