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Incus


/ˈiNGkəs/ 

Noun, pl. incudes

(Anatomy)
1. The anvil-shaped small bone or ossicle in the middle ear. It connects the malleus to the stapes. It was first described by Alessandro Achillini of Bologna. The incus transmits sound vibrations from the malleus to the stapes. Which it is connected to through the incudomalleolar and incudostapedial joint respectively. (wikipedia.org)

2. A small anvil-shaped bone in the middle ear.

3. One of three ossicles in the ear lying between the malleus and stapes. (biology-online.org)

4. A small anvil-shaped bone in the middle ear, transmitting vibrations between the malleus and stapes. (Google Dictionary)

(Meteorology)
1. An accessory cloud, in the shape of an anvil which forms by spreading at the top of a cumulonimbus. (wiktionary.org)

Syn: anvil

Word origin: From Latin incus “anvil,” from incudere “to forge with a hammer.”


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