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head of mal·le·us[TA]
the rounded portion of the malleus articulating with the body of the incus.
Synonym(s): caput mallei [TA]
pl. capita; the head; a general term applied to the expanded or chief extremity of an organ or part.
head of the malleus in the middle ear.
the head of the mandible that articulates with the squamous part of the temporal bone.
the head of the stapes in the middle ear.