Weberian ossicle


Also found in: Medical.

Weberian ossicle

[vā′bir·ē·ən ′äs·ə·kəl]
(vertebrate zoology)
One of a chain of three or four small bones that make up the Weberian apparatus.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
"Thanks to a unique set of bones known as weberian ossicles, which connect their inner ear to that resonator of sound, the air bladder, catfish possess a hearing range far greater than that of other common gamefish.