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- n. Plural form of ossiculum.
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- n. Plural of ossiculum.
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From the front-door to the oval window of the antechamber extends a chain, _c_, (_ossicula auditûs_,) so connected that a knock on the first is transmitted instantly to the second.
In the absence of Mr. Parker there was no one competent to criticise the paper from personal knowledge; but a word dropped as to the many changes in the accepted homologies of the ossicula auditus, elicited a masterly and characteristic exposition of the series of new facts, and the modifications of the theory they have led to, from Reichert's first observations down to the present time.
It was supposed that the quadrate bone represented one of the ossicula auditus.
The zygomatic arch of the latter class would be, on the contrary, that one which originates at the proximal extremity of the quadrate, which would remain on the supposed withdrawal of the latter within the skull as one of ossicula auditus.