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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A bone of the ear; one of the bones composing the otocrane, otic capsule, or periotic mass, inclosing the organ of hearing.
  • noun One of the auditory ossicles or bonelets of the cavity of the middle ear; an ossiculum auditus, as the malleus, incus, or stapes. See first cut under ear.
  • noun A hard concretion in the cavity of the inner ear; an ear-stone, otosteon, or otolith (which see).

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