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Ossicle vs. Ossicles — What's the Difference?

Ossicle vs. Ossicles — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Ossicle and Ossicles

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Ossicle

A small bone, especially one of the three bones of the middle ear.
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Ossicles

The ossicles (also called auditory ossicles) are three bones in either middle ear that are among the smallest bones in the human body. They serve to transmit sounds from the air to the fluid-filled labyrinth (cochlea).
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Ossicle

(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.
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Ossicles

A small bone, especially one of the three bones of the middle ear.
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Ossicle

(zoology) Bone-like joint or plate, especially:
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Ossicles

Plural of ossicle
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Ossicle

One of numerous small calcareous structures forming the skeleton of certain echinoderms, as the starfishes;
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Ossicle

One of the hard articuli or joints of the stem or branches of a crinoid or encrinite;
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Ossicle

One of the several small hard chitinous parts or processes of the gastric skeleton of crustaceans, as in the stomach of a lobster or crawfish.
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Ossicle

The skeleton of echinoderms is made of ossicles, linked to each other via muscles and connective tissue.
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Ossicle

A little bone; as, the auditory ossicles in the tympanum of the ear.
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Ossicle

One of numerous small calcareous structures forming the skeleton of certain echinoderms, as the starfishes.
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Ossicle

A small bone; especially one in the middle ear
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