caput mallei

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head of mal·le·us

the rounded portion of the malleus articulating with the body of the incus.
Synonym(s): caput mallei [TA]

caput mallei

the head of the malleus. It articulates with the incus.


pl. capita; the head; a general term applied to the expanded or chief extremity of an organ or part.

caput mallei
head of the malleus in the middle ear.
caput mandibulae
the head of the mandible that articulates with the squamous part of the temporal bone.
caput stapedis
the head of the stapes in the middle ear.
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