auditory ossicle
one of a series of bones conducting sound, in fishes the four Weberian ossicles, q.v

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • 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

  • 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 — Os si*cle, n. [L. ossiculum, dim. of os, ossis, a bone.] 1. A little bone; as, the auditory ossicles in the tympanum of the ear. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) One of numerous small calcareous structures forming the skeleton of certain echinoderms …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • ossicle — n. a small bone. The auditory ossicles are three small bones (the incus, malleus, and stapes) in the middle ear. They transmit sound from the outer ear to the labyrinth (inner ear) …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Evolution of mammalian auditory ossicles — The evolution of mammalian auditory ossicles is one of the most well documented[1] and important evolutionary events, demonstrating both numerous transitional forms as well as an excellent example of exaptation, the re purposing of existing… …   Wikipedia

  • Косточка (Ossicle) — небольшая кость. Например, расположенные в среднем ухе три мелкие слуховые косточки (auditory ossicles) (наковальня, молоточек и стремя). Через них звуки передаются из наружного уха к лабиринту внутреннего уха. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • Weberian ossicle — noun One of a chain of small bones that connect the auditory system to the air bladder of teleost fishes. See Also: Weberian apparatus …   Wiktionary

  • Middle ear — Malleus Tensor Tympani Incus Stapedius …   Wikipedia

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

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