auditory ossicle

Definitions of auditory ossicle
  1. noun
    ossicles of the middle ear that transmit acoustic vibrations from the eardrum to the inner ear
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    hammer, malleus
    the ossicle attached to the eardrum
    anvil, incus
    the ossicle between the malleus and the stapes
    stapes, stirrup
    the stirrup-shaped ossicle that transmits sound from the incus to the cochlea
    type of:
    bonelet, ossicle, ossiculum
    a small bone; especially one in the middle ear
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