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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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Every specimen had an intact external auditory canal (EAC), intact tympanic membrane, and intact structure of ossicles with no apparent lesion in the middle ear.
Palpation (translation) can give a sense of the mobility of the extra ossicle.
According to the loss outcomes of ossicles, the ossicular chain was reconstructed and artificial ossicles were fixed by antibiotic gelatin sponges (Fig.
MDCT is most valuable for detection of early erosive changes in the ossicles, particularly in the smaller parts, as well as in the detection of non-dependent soft tissue opacification suggestive of cholesteatoma15.
Recruits have a well-formed mouth, delineated by circumoral ossicles (at approximately 19 days after fertilization) (Fig.
Os peroneum is an accessory ossicle located within the substance of the peroneus longus tendon.
Nevertheless, the morphology of scales and other ossicles of pleuronectiforms, especially of the Baltic Sea, remains insufficiently known.
The middle ear contains ossicles, nerves and muscles (stapedius and tensor tympani).
Recognized causes of high-frequency sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) after tympanoplasty with and without mastoidectomy include acoustic trauma from manipulation of the ossicles, the noise generated by suctioning and, in the case of mastoidectomy, the noise generated by temporal bone drilling.
The scleral ossicles precluded evaluation of the retrobulbar space by ultrasonography; therefore, CT scanning is recommended for examination of intraorbital structures in penguin and other avian species.