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incus

 [ing´kus]
the middle of the three ossicles of the ear; called also anvil. See also color plates.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Incus

The middle of the three bones of the middle ear. It is also known as the "anvil."
Mentioned in: Stapedectomy
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
Contrarily to other researchers we supposed incus bone to be non-homogeneous body and accordingly attributed different densities in long and short processes.
In total, four incus bones were prepared for this study.
It could mean that incus bones are compact tissues.