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incus

 [ing´kus]
the middle of the three ossicles of the ear; called also anvil. See also color plates.

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]

anvil

/an·vil/ (an´vil) incus.

anvil

(ăn′vĭl)
n.
Anatomy See incus.

anvil

Anatomy
Incus [NA6].

Occupational health
A device used by blacksmiths to forge iron.

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.

anvil

  1. the INCUS.
  2. any stone used by a song thrush to break open land snails such as Cepaea nemoralis. Collecting shells at such a site can show which colour forms of the snails are selected by the searching thrushes.

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.

anvil

1. incus; the middle of the three bones of the middle ear.
2. a block of iron, 250-350 lb, with a tapering beak at one end used by farriers to make and shape shoes. There are two holes in the top of the anvil, a square one to hold cutting equipment, and a round one over which holes can be punched in the shoe.
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