Malleus

The malleus s or hammer is a hammer-shaped small bone or ossicle of the middle ear which connects with the incus and is attached to the inner surface of the eardrum. The word is Latin for hammer. It transmits the sound vibrations from the eardrum to the incus. ==Structure== The malleus is a bone situated in the middle ear. It is the first of the t...
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Malleus

• (n.) One of the hard lateral pieces of the mastax of Rotifera. See Mastax. • (n.) The outermost of the three small auditory bones, ossicles; the hammer. It is attached to the tympanic membrane by a long process, the handle or manubrium. See Illust. of Far. • (n.) A genus of bivalve shells; the hammer shell.Malleus: words in the def...
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malleus

(from the article `ear, human`) ...the middle-ear cavity is the short ossicular chain formed by three tiny bones that link the tympanic membrane with the oval window and inner ear ... ...chain of three elements, and two tympanic muscles. The tympanic membrane bulges inward, unlike the usually outward-bulging membrane of reptiles ... ...
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malleus

(mal;e-us) The first of three auditory ossicles that attaches to the tympanum; commonly called the hammer.
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malleus

(mal´e-әs) the outermost and largest of the three auditory ossicles of the middle ear. Called also hammer.
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malleus

hammer noun the ossicle attached to the eardrum
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Malleus

[bivalve] Malleus is a genus of hammer oysters, marine bivalve mollusks in the family Malleidae, the hammer oysters. This genus includes 27 known species. Characteristic of this genus is the unusual `hammer-shaped` outline of the valves. The shells are nearly equivalved, but the hinge line is extremely long and is at nearly a right angle to...
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Malleus

Mal'le·us noun ; plural Mallei . [ Latin , hammer. See Mall a beetle.] 1. (Anat.) The outermost of the three small auditory bones, ossicles; the hammer. It is attached to the tympanic membrane by a long process, the handle or manubrium. See Illust. of ...
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malleus

A bone in the middle ear
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malleus

Latin = a hammer.
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malleus

malleus (singular), mallei (plural) 1. The outermost of the three small bones (malleus, incus, and stapes) in the ear of mammals, that transmits the vibrations of the tympanum to the incus or anvil. 2. 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, ...
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Malleus

Malleus: A tiny bone shaped like a minute mallet in the middle ear. The malleus transmits the sound vibrations from the eardrum to the incus, another little bone in the middle ear. Malleus is Latin for mallet, hammer.
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Malleus

One of the bones comprising the middle ear of mammals.
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Malleus

one of the three bones of the inner ear. The others are the stapes and the incus.
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malleus

Origin: L, hammer. See Mall a beetle. ... 1. <anatomy> The outermost of the three small auditory bones, ossicles; the hammer. It is attached to the tympanic membrane by a long process, the handle or manubrium. ... 2. <zoology> One of the hard lateral pieces of the mastax of Rotifera. See Mastax. ... 3. <zoology> A genus of bivalve...
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malleus

The largest auditory ossicle (small bone), which attaches to the tympanic membrane and connects to the incus.
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Malleus

The malleus is a small bone in the middle ear which transmits sound vibrations from the tympanum to the incus.
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malleus

Type: Term Pronunciation: mal′ē-ŭs, mal′ē-ī Definitions: 1. 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...
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malleus

[n] - the ossicle attached to the eardrum
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