incus

noun in·cus \ ˈiŋ-kəs \

Definition of incus

plural incudes play \iŋ-ˈkyü-(ˌ)dēz, ˈiŋ-kyə-ˌdēz\
: the middle bone of a chain of three small bones in the ear of a mammal called also anvil; see ear illustration

Origin and Etymology of incus

New Latin, from Latin, anvil, from incudere


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incus

noun in·cus \ ˈiŋ-kəs \

medical Definition of incus

plural incudes play \iŋ-ˈkyüd-(ˌ)ēz, ˈiŋ-kyə-ˌdēz\
: the middle bone of the chain of three ossicles in the middle ear of a mammal resembling a premolar tooth with the body having a facet which articulates with the malleus and with the longer of the two widely separated crura having a process which articulates with the stapes called also ambos, anvil

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