Ear ossicles

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in·cus / ˈingkəs/ • n. (pl. in·cu·des / inˈkyoōˌdēz/ ) Anat. a small anvil-shaped bone in the middle ear, transmitting vibrations between the malleus and stapes.

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incus The Latin incus, meaning ‘anvil’, used as a name for a supplementary cloud feature comprising the flattened, anvil-like shape of the top of cumulonimbus cloud. See also cloud classification.

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incus In Mammalia, the central auditory ossicle of the middle ear, derived from the quadrate bone of ancestral vertebrates (from the Latin incus, ‘anvil’).

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incus From the Latin incus meaning ‘anvil’, a supplementary cloud feature comprising the flattened, anvil-like shape of the top of cumulonimbus cloud. See also CLOUD CLASSIFICATION.

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incus (ink-ŭs) n. a small anvil-shaped bone in the middle ear that articulates with the malleus and the stapes. See ossicle.

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incus (anvil) The middle of the three ear ossicles of the mammalian middle ear.

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incus (anat.) anvil bone of the ear. XVII. — L., ‘anvil’.