ossicle (plural ossicles)

  1. (anatomy) A small bone (or bony structure), especially one of the three of the middle ear.
    The incus is one of the three auditory ossicles.
    • 1836: The eyeballs were surrounded by a ring of bones, the sclerotic ossicle, which probably protected their eyes when diving abruptly for prey. — William Buckland, Geology and Mineralogy, Considered with Reference to Natural Theology, vol. 1, William Pickering, 1836, p. 174
  2. (zoology) Bone-like joint or plate, especially:
    The skeleton of echinoderms is made of ossicles, linked to each other via muscles and connective tissue.


7 letters in word "ossicle": C E I L O S S.

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