otic bone

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From otic + bone.

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  • IPA(key): /`ɘʊtɪk bəʊn/, /`otɪk bəʊn/

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otic bone (plural otic bones)

  1. (anatomy) A bone inside the ear.
    The otic bones include the tympanic bulla, the periotic, and the three auditory ossicles (malleus, incus, and stapes).

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