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Medical Term:

ossicle

Pronunciation: os'i-kel

Definition: A small bone; specifically, one of the bones of the tympanic cavity or middle ear.

Synonym(s): ossiculumTA, bonelet

[L. ossiculum, dim. of os, bone]

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