Definition of Incus

1. Noun. The ossicle between the malleus and the stapes.

Exact synonyms: Anvil
Generic synonyms: Auditory Ossicle
Group relationships: Middle Ear, Tympanic Cavity, Tympanum



Definition of Incus

1. n. An anvil.

Definition of Incus

1. Noun. (skeleton) A small anvil-shaped bone in the middle ear. ¹

2. Noun. (meteorology) an accessory cloud, in the shape of an anvil which forms by spreading at the top of a cumulonimbus. Also called a thunderhead ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Incus

1. a bone in the middle ear [n INCUDES]

Medical Definition of Incus

1. One of three ossicles in the ear lying between the malleus and stapes. (13 Nov 1997)

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Literary usage of Incus

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1. Diseases of the Ear by Philip D. Kerrison (1921)
"Like the malleus, the incus is supplied with a suspensory ligament ... The anterior surface of the incus articulates with the head of the malleus. ..."

2. Anatomy of the Cat by Jacob Ellsworth Reighard, Herbert Spencer Jennings (1901)
"171, i) consists of a ,UTS AND incus- slender handle (a) with a small neck (b} ... One the incus- side of the neck is produced into a thin wing-like plate, ..."

3. A Practical Treatise on the Diseases of the Ear Including a Sketch of Aural by Daniel Bennett St. John Roosa (1885)
"Posteriorly it has an elliptical depression, twice or thrice as long as it is broad, and of considerable depth for articulation with the incus. ..."

4. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1900)
"Careful measurements shew that the whole length of the line from F the fulcrum to P, where the power is applied, is about FIG. 183. THE MALLEUS AND incus, ..."

5. Anatomical Technology as Applied to the Domestic Cat: An Introduction to by Burt Green Wilder, Simon Henry Gage (1882)
"Continue to use the magnifier, and with a tracer sever the connection with the stapes; then, by moving the incus slightly, it will be seen to occupy the ..."

6. The Surgical Diseases of the Ear / by Prof. Von Tröltsch. The Mechanism of by Hermann von Helmholtz (1874)
"The attachment of the incus. The body of the incus is united by an ... Its long process we will call the handle of the incus, in analogy with the similarly ..."

7. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1902)
"Regarding the search for the incus, one point in the technique is to be ... After the malleus has been removed, the incus hook, with the curve looking ..."

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