Recent Examples on the WebThe smallest bones are inside your ear, and they are known as the hammer (malleus), stirrup (stapes), and anvil (incus).
Jason Bittel, Washington Post, 20 Oct. 2019 The auditory ossicles of the middle ear – the malleus, incus and stapes – are the tiniest bones in the human body.
Emily Matchar, Smithsonian, 18 Dec. 2017
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: 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