There are three ossicles (from lateral to medial):
Their role is to mechanically amplify the vibrations of the tympanic membrane and transmit them to the cochlea where they can be interpreted as sound. They reside in the middle ear cavity and articulate with each other via tiny synovial joints.
- 1. Last's Anatomy - 10th Edition - Chummy S Sinnatamby
- 2. Clemete's Anatomy - Regional Atlas of the Human Body - 3rd Edition
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