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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I pointed out that the mammalian middle ear ossicular chain is an IC system providing an impedance-matching function, and that the impedance-matching goes away if you remove any of the parts.
According to the company, Esteem works by replicating the ossicular chain -- a group of three small bones known as the hammer, anvil, and stirrup -- which amplify sound vibrations that enter the middle ear.