incus

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incus

 [ing´kus]
the middle of the three ossicles of the ear; called also anvil. See also color plates.

in·cus

, gen.

in·cu·dis

, pl.

in·cu·des

(ing'kŭs, in-kū'dis, in-kū'dēz), [TA] Avoid the incorrect plural inci.
The middle of the three ossicles in the middle ear; it has a body and two limbs or processes (long crus of incus and short crus of incus); at the tip of the long crus is a small knob, the lenticular process, which articulates with the head of the stapes.
Synonym(s): anvil
[L. anvil]

incus

/in·cus/ (ing´kus) [L.] the middle of the three ossicles of the ear, which, with the stapes and malleus, serves to conduct vibrations from the tympanic membrane to the inner ear. Called also anvil.

incus

(ĭng′kəs)
n. pl. incudes (ĭng-kyo͞o′dēz)
An anvil-shaped bone between the malleus and the stapes in the mammalian middle ear. Also called anvil.

incus

[ing′kəs] pl. incudes
Etymology: L, anvil
one of the three ossicles in the middle ear, resembling an anvil. It transmits sound vibrations from the malleus to the stapes. Compare malleus, stapes. See also middle ear.

in·cus

(ing'kŭs) [TA]
The middle of the three ossicles in the middle ear; it has a body and two limbs or processes (long crus and short crus); at the tip of the long crus is a small knob, the lenticular process that articulates with the head of the stapes.
Synonym(s): anvil.

incus

The middle of the three tiny bones (auditory ossicles) that form a chain across the middle ear linking the eardrum to the inner ear. The incus is anvil shaped.

incus

or

anvil

the anvil-shaped bone of the middle EAR, the central bone of the three ear ossicles, situated between the MALLEUS and STAPES.

Incus

The middle of the three bones of the middle ear. It is also known as the "anvil."
Mentioned in: Stapedectomy

in·cus

(ing'kŭs) [TA]
Middle of the three ossicles in the middle ear; has a body and two limbs or processes; at tip of long crus is a small knob, the lenticular process, which articulates with head of the stapes.
Synonym(s): anvil.

incus

the middle of the three ossicles of the ear; called also anvil. See also Table 10.