a small bone; especially one in the middle ear
Syn: ↑ossicle, ↑bonelet
Derivationally related forms: ↑bone (for: ↑bonelet), ↑ossicular (for: ↑ossicle)
Hypernyms: ↑bone, ↑os
Hyponyms: ↑auditory ossicle
Part Holonyms: ↑middle ear, ↑tympanic cavity, ↑tympanum

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