from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to an ossicle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or composed of ossicles; having the form or appearance of ossicles.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. pertaining to the ossicles in the middle ear


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