handle of malleus

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han·dle of mal·le·us

(han'dĕl mal'lē-ŭs), [TA]
major elongated process extending inferiorly and slightly posteriorly, and medially from the neck of the malleus; its lateral margin is attached to the medial surface of the tympanic membrane, visualized during otoscopic examination as the malleolar stria.
Synonym(s): manubrium mallei [TA]