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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

(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

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
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Surgical procedure, presence of the malleus handle and chorda tympani nerve, and middle ear mucosal status were also not significant predictors of successful hearing in our study.
It appeared to arise from a central area of the tympanic membrane, and it extended underneath the malleus into the anterior mesotympanum.
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La distancia entre el apice del manubrio y el apice del proceso anterior fue de 4,58 mm (DE 0,43); la longitud promedio del manubrio considerando este parametro desde su apice hasta el cuello fue de 4,26 mm (DE 0,33); la distancia entre el apice del manubrio y el extremo de la cabeza del malleus (longitud del osiculo) fue de 8,08 (DE 0,28).
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Our study suggests that the list may need to be updated to include changes in the malleus as well."
THE human ear contains the smallest bones we have - the malleus, the incus and the stapes.