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malleus

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noun mal·le·us \ˈmal-ē-əs\

Medical Definition of malleus

plural mallei \-ē-ˌī, -ē-ˌē\play play

  1. :  the outermost of the chain of three ossicles in the middle ear of a mammal consisting of a head, neck, short process, long process, and handle with the short process and handle being fastened to the tympanic membrane and the head articulating with the head of the incus—called also hammer



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