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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Ossicle \Os"si*cle\, noun [L. ossiculum, dim. of os, ossis, a bone.]

1. A little bone; as, the auditory ossicles in the tympanum of the ear.

2. (Zool.) One of numerous small calcareous structures forming the skeleton of certain echinoderms, as the starfishes.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

ossicle

noun

1: a small bone; especially one in the middle ear [syn: {ossicle}, {bonelet}, {ossiculum}]


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