ossicle

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ossicle

[′äs·ə·kəl]
(anatomy)
Any of certain small bones, as those of the middle ear.
(invertebrate zoology)
Any of various calcareous bodies.
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The related anatomic structures were extracted by this software, and the cochlear, FN, ChT; the auditory ossicles were formed as the 3D models.
The role of practice is especially significant in mastoidectomy as the surgeon is working in the immediate vicinity of minute, multifaceted and delicate structures such as auditory ossicles, lamellar bone, blood vessels and nerves.
These adaptations include heavy auditory ossicles with loose ligamentar attachments, large tympanic membranes and an increased bullar volume (Burda et al.