otic bone

otic bone
A bone inside the ear.
Syn: auditory bone, auditory ossicle, bonelet, ear, bone, ossicle, ossiculum

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  • otic capsule — n a mesenchymal shell around the auditory vesicle that becomes cartilaginous and bony and develops into the petrous portion of the sphenoid bone * * * the cup shaped cartilage in the head of an embryo that later develops into the bony labyrinth… …   Medical dictionary

  • otic ganglion — n a small parasympathetic ganglion that is associated with the mandibular nerve, is located just below the foramen ovale of the sphenoid bone, receives preganglionic fibers from the glossopharyngeal nerve by way of the lesser petrosal nerve, and… …   Medical dictionary

  • -otic — suffix forming adjectives and nouns corresponding to nouns in osis, meaning affected with or producing or resembling a condition in osis or a person affected with this (narcotic; neurotic; osmotic). Derivatives: otically suffix forming adverbs.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • otic —   a. pertaining to the ear.    ♦ otitis, n. inflammation of the ear.    ♦ otolith, n. concretion or stone of ear.    ♦ otology, n. study of ear and its diseases.    ♦ otorhinolaryngology,    ♦ otolaryngology, n. study of ear, nose and throat.… …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Periotic bone — is the single bone that surrounds the ear of Mammals. It is formed from the fusion of the pro otic, epiotic, and opisthotic bones. External links * http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1O8 perioticbone.html …   Wikipedia

  • intrachondrial bone — osseous tissue occurring in cartilage matrix which has undergone calcification; found particularly in patches within the middle layer of the otic capsule. Called also globuli ossei …   Medical dictionary

  • ossicle — noun a) A small bone (or bony structure), especially one of the three of the middle ear. The incus is one of the three auditory ossicles. b) Bone like joint or plate, especially: The eyeballs were surrounded by a ring of bones, the sclerotic… …   Wiktionary

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  • sound reception — Introduction       response of an organism s aural mechanism, the ear, to a specific form of energy change, or sound waves. Sound waves can be transmitted through gases, liquids, or solids, but the hearing function of each species is particularly …   Universalium

  • Temnospondyli — Temnospondyls Temporal range: Early Carboniferous Early Cretaceous, 330–120 Ma Possible descendant taxon Lissamphibia survives to present …   Wikipedia

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