bonelet
bonelet onelet n. a small bone; especially one in the middle ear.

Syn: ossicle, ossiculum. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • bonelet — SYN: ossicle. * * * bone·let lət n a small bone: OSSICLE * * * bone·let (bōnґlət) ossicle …   Medical dictionary

  • bonelet — n. little bone …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bonelet — bone·let …   English syllables

  • bonelet — noun a small bone; especially one in the middle ear • Syn: ↑ossicle, ↑ossiculum • Derivationally related forms: ↑bone, ↑ossicular (for: ↑ossicle) • Hypernyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • ossiculum — noun a small bone; especially one in the middle ear • Syn: ↑ossicle, ↑bonelet • Derivationally related forms: ↑bone (for: ↑bonelet), ↑ossicular (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • otic bone — noun A bone inside the ear. Syn: auditory bone, auditory ossicle, bonelet, ear, bone, ossicle, ossiculum …   Wiktionary

  • ossicle — noun a) A small bone (or bony structure), especially one of the three of the middle ear. The incus is one of the three auditory ossicles. b) Bone like joint or plate, especially: The eyeballs were surrounded by a ring of bones, the sclerotic… …   Wiktionary

  • Ossicle — Any small bone, such as the tiny bones within the human ear. * * * A small bone; specifically, one of the bones of the tympanic cavity or middle ear. SYN: ossiculum [TA], bonelet. [L. ossiculum, dim. of os, bone] Andernach ossicles SYN: sutural… …   Medical dictionary

  • auditory ossicle — noun ossicles of the middle ear that transmit acoustic vibrations from the eardrum to the inner ear • Hypernyms: ↑ossicle, ↑bonelet, ↑ossiculum • Hyponyms: ↑malleus, ↑hammer, ↑incus, ↑anvil, ↑st …   Useful english dictionary

  • middle ear — noun the main cavity of the ear; between the eardrum and the inner ear • Syn: ↑tympanic cavity, ↑tympanum • Hypernyms: ↑cavity, ↑bodily cavity, ↑cavum • Part Holonyms: ↑audi …   Useful english dictionary

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