Incus


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incus

[′iŋ·kəs]
(anatomy)
The middle one of three ossicles in the middle ear. Also known as anvil.
(meteorology)
A supplementary cloud feature peculiar to cumulonimbus capillatus; the spreading of the upper portion of cumulonimbus when this part takes the form of an anvil with a fibrous or smooth aspect. Also known as anvil; thunderhead.

Incus

 

(also anvil), the middle auditory ossicle in mammals. The incus is homologous to the quadrate bone in lower vertebrates. Located in the cavity of the middle ear, it articulates with the malleus at its external end and with the stapes at its internal end. The incus, malleus, and stapes participate in the transmission of sound from the outer ear to the inner ear.

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The incus and malleus head were excised, and gross total disease removal was achieved.
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