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Definition of the noun ossicle
What does ossicle mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: ossicles
- a small bone; especially one in the middle ear
- lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
- synonyms of ossicle: bonelet / ossiculum
- more generic words: bone / os = rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
- more specific term: auditory ossicle = ossicles of the middle ear that transmit acoustic vibrations from the eardrum to the inner ear
- part of: middle ear / tympanic cavity / tympanum = the main cavity of the ear
Ossicle: Ossicles are small calcareous elements embedded in the dermis of the body wall of echinoderms. They form part of the endoskeleton and provide rigidity and protection. They are found in different forms and arrangements in sea urchins, starfish, brittle stars, sea cucumbers, and crinoids. The ossicles and spines are the only parts of the animal likely to be fossilized after an echinoderm dies.
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by Thomas Wright
The central ossicle is the largest, and this Forbes regarded as the equivalent of all the ossicles in the upper surface of the arm of Ophidiaster (fig. 11), whilst the others may be considered as the homologues of the lateral and ventral ...
N, O, P Versability (2015)
by Roger J. Maderia
The ossicle is a small bone in ...
The Emergence of Whales (2013)
Evolutionary Patterns in the Origin of Cetacea by J.G.M. Thewissen
The accessory ossicle is an independent ossification derived from the processus tubarius (Figs. 8E,F,9E). This structure is no longer a part of the bullar body in odontocetes, in contrast to the situation in basilosaurids, protocetids, pakicetids, ...
Orthopaedic Dictionary (1994)
by Stanley Hoppenfeld, Michael S. Zeide
An accessory ossicle of ...
by Thomas Lathrop Stedman
syN auditory ossicles. os-sic-u- lar (ó-sik'yū-lār) Pertaining to an ossicle. os-sic-u-lar re-con-struction (o-sik'yū-lär ré-cön-strük'shün) Generic term denoting a number of surgical techniques to ...
Including the Pronunciation, Accentuation, Derivation, and Definition of the Terms Used in Medicine, Anatomy, Surgery ... by George Milbry Gould
See Ossicle. Ossicular (os-ik/-u-lar) [ossiculum, a small bone]. Resembling small bones. Ossiculate (os-ik/-u-lat) [ossiculum, a small bone]. Provided with ossicles. Ossicule ...
Containing All the Words and Phrases Generally Used in Medicine and the Allied Sciences, with Their Proper Pronunciation, Derivation, and Definition by George Milbry Gould, Richard John Ernst Scott
ossicle (cl [ossiculum, dim. of os], A small bone. o.t Andernach's, the Wormian bones. 0., auditory, one of a chain of small bones found in the tympanic cavity of the ear. o.f epactal, a Wormian bone.
by Chris Brooker
stapes n the stirrup-shaped medial ossicle (bone) of the middle ear. (Þ Appendix 1, Figure ...
The Encyclopaedia Britannica (1902)
Latest Edition. A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General Literature by Thomas Spencer Baynes
The fenestra ovalis has fitted to the outer side of its closing membrane a small ossicle of similar shape to itself, which generally has projecting from its outer side a more or less elongated and slender ossicle, the stapes or columella auris.
by Mark W. Denny, Steven Dean Gaines
each separate ossicle behaves ...
A fourth ossicle, the orhiculare, usually becomes joined to ...
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Scrabble value of O1S1S1I1C3L1E1
The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.Couldn't select: Got error 28 from storage engine