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mal·le·us / ˈmalēəs/ • n. (pl. mal·le·i / ˈmalēˌī; -ēˌē/ ) Anat. a small bone in the middle ear that transmits vibrations of the eardrum to the incus.

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malleus (mal-iŭs) n. a hammer-shaped bone in the middle ear that articulates with the incus and is attached to the eardrum. See ossicle.

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malleus In Mammalia, the outer ossicle of the middle ear, which is derived from the articular bone of ancestral vertebrates.

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malleus

malleus In Mammalia, the outer ossicle of the middle ear, which is derived from the articular bone of ancestral vertebrates.

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malleus (hammer) The first of the three ear ossicles of the mammalian middle ear.

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