bonelet vs ossicle what difference

what is difference between bonelet and ossicle

English

Etymology

bone +‎ -let

Noun

bonelet (plural bonelets)

  1. A little bone; an ossicle.


English

Etymology

Late 16th century, from Latin ossiculum (little bone, ossicle) from os (bone).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɒsɪkəl/

Noun

ossicle (plural ossicles)

  1. (anatomy) A small bone (or bony structure), especially one of the three of the middle ear.
    The incus is one of the three auditory ossicles.
    • 1836, William Buckland, Geology and Mineralogy, Considered with Reference to Natural Theology, vol. 1, William Pickering, p. 174:
      The eyeballs were surrounded by a ring of bones, the sclerotic ossicle, which probably protected their eyes when diving abruptly for prey.
  2. (zoology) Bone-like joint or plate, especially:
    1. one of numerous small calcareous structures forming the skeleton of certain echinoderms, as the starfishes;
    2. one of the hard articuli or joints of the stem or branches of a crinoid or encrinite;
    3. one of the several small hard chitinous parts or processes of the gastric skeleton of crustaceans, as in the stomach of a lobster or crawfish.
    4. The skeleton of echinoderms is made of ossicles, linked to each other via muscles and connective tissue.

Synonyms

Derived terms

Related terms

See os.

Translations

See also

  • bone
  • incus
  • malleus
  • stapes

Anagrams

  • loessic, scolies

Catalan

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central) IPA(key): /uˈsi.klə/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /oˈsi.kle/

Noun

ossicle m (plural ossicles)

  1. ossicle (small bone)

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