Definitions for "Ossicles"
Three bones in the middle ear that transfer energy from sound waves in the tympanic membrane into the inner ear, where hearing sensors are located
Very small bones.
small bones or skeletal calcareous plates.
OSS-i-kulls Calcium-containing structures in echinoderms' coverings. 523
primary building blocks of the internal skeleton of starfish; made of magnesium calcite and arranged to form lattice-like structures joined by connective tissue; strength of the skeleton depends on the amount of space between the blocks of skeleton
The numerous small plates that constitute the echinoderm skelton. These ossicles are composed of a form of calcium carbonate known as calcite.
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See Hearing Page.