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 middle ear contains the eardrum, a taut membrane that vibrates according to the incoming sound waves, and the auditory ossicles, small bones that transmit the eardrum vibrations to the inner ear.
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.