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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]

malleus

/mal·le·us/ (mal´e-us) [L.] the outermost of the auditory ossicles, and the one attached to the tympanic membrane; its club-shaped head articulates with the incus

malleus

(măl′ē-əs)
n. pl. mallei (măl′ē-ī′)
The hammer-shaped bone that is the outermost of the three small bones in the mammalian middle ear. Also called hammer.

malleus

[mal′ē·əs] pl. mallei
Etymology: L, hammer
one of the three ossicles in the middle ear, resembling a hammer with a head, neck, and three processes. It is connected to the tympanic membrane and transmits sound vibrations to the incus, which communicates with the stapes. Compare incus, stapes. See also middle ear.

malleus

A tiny hammer-shaped auditory ossicle that inserts at the inner face of the tympanic membrane and articulates with the incus, which, in turn, articulates with the stapes.

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]

malleus

The outermost and largest of three small bones of the middle ear, the auditory ossicles. From the Latin malleus, a hammer.

malleus

or

hammer

the hammer-shaped bone that is the outermost of the three ear ossicles.

Malleus

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

malleus

1. the largest of the three ossicles of the ear; called also hammer.
2. glanders.
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It appeared to arise from a central area of the tympanic membrane, and it extended underneath the malleus into the anterior mesotympanum.
The presence of the stapes determines the concept of ossicular reconstruction and partial ossicular replacement prosthesis (PORP) that can be used successfully between the intact stapes and TM graft or malleus handle.
Y, ademas, en clara disimetria con el texto fetiche de los demonologos y los cazadores de brujas de la temprana Modernidad, el Malleus, estos tratados de raigambre hispana, siguen a la letra el pensamiento cristiano tradicional respecto del mal natural.
He said: "Hammer has established itself as an industry leader over the past 20 years and this provides Malleus, as a sister company, with the stability and the flexibility to grow based around customer demand.
These passages form the theoretical basis for its demonization in the Malleus Maleficarum.
Our study suggests that the list may need to be updated to include changes in the malleus as well.
By its stratigraphical position, this impoverished interval probably corresponds to the lower part of the Conochitina malleus Biozone in the uppermost Ikla Member (397.
Never, I suspect, have the Malleus Maleficarum and kindred works been parsed so meticulously, and his thesis can in fact be extended through the late seventeenth and into the eighteenth centuries, as I do in The Holy and Daemonic from Sir Thomas Browne to William Blake (1982).
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101) Significantly, the Malleus Maleficarum discussed the supposed reasons why older women were especially prone to witchcraft, but it also discussed the reasons why younger women were attracted to it as well.
The new SMLT then set about approaching customers with a specialist lubricant product, Malleus, and associated oil monitoring services aimed at improving the operati onal efficiency of customers' equipment.