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malleus

 [mal´e-us]
the outermost and largest of the three ossicles of the ear; called also hammer. See also color plates.

mal·le·us

, gen. and pl.

mal·le·i

(mal'ē-ŭs, mal'ē-ī), [TA]
The largest of the three auditory ossicles, resembling a club rather than a hammer; it is regarded as having a head, below which is the neck, and from this diverge the handle or manubrium, and the slender, anterior process; from the base of the manubrium the short lateral process arises. The manubrium and lateral process are firmly attached to the tympanic membrane, and the head articulates with a saddle-shaped surface on the body of the incus.
Synonym(s): hammer
[L. a hammer]

hammer

/ham·mer/ (ham´er)
1. an instrument with a head designed for striking blows.

hammer

(hăm′ər)
n.
Anatomy See malleus.

ham′mer·er n.

mal·le·us

, pl. mallei (mal'ē-ŭs, -ī) [TA]
The largest of the three auditory ossicles, resembling a club rather than a hammer; it is regarded as having a head, below which is the neck, and from this diverge the handle or manubrium, and the slender, anterior process; from the base of the manubrium the short lateral process arises. The manubrium and lateral process are firmly attached to the tympanic membrane, and the head articulates with a saddle-shaped surface on the body of the incus.
Synonym(s): hammer.
[L. a hammer]

hammer

see MALLEUS.

hammer

the malleus, the largest of the three bones of the middle ear.

hammer stunning
a blow in the center of the forehead with a 4 to 5 lb hammer on a handle 3 ft long; used as a means of stunning an ox before opening its jugular vein and letting it bleed out.
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