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malleus

[′mal·ē·əs]
(anatomy)
The outermost, hammer-shaped ossicle of the middle ear; attaches to the tympanic membrane and articulates with the incus.
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As in our case, the abnormalities of the ossicular chain that are frequently associated with choristoma of the middle ear usually manifest as a malformation and/or fixation of the incus and/or the stapes; less often, the malformation involves the malleus.
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The malleus is clearly human-like, and its size and shape can be easily distinguished from our closest living relatives, chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans.
Summers prepared scholarly histories of the occult and translated such works as the Malleus Maleficarum, knowing full well his field of study was suspect at best.
THE human ear contains the smallest bones we have - the malleus, the incus and the stapes.
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Her claim--that many of these images, intended for small private groups of learned men, functioned like dirty jokes (96)--is entirely in keeping with the genre of demonological treatises like the Malleus, which recycled anticlerical jokes (Walter Stephens, Demon Lovers [2002], 303): "Have you heard the one about the nest of penises?
Heintzelman on violence in German drama; Carol Janson on Mantegna's Judith and the Moor, Ina Lommatzsch on the Malleus Maleficarum, Robert Mills on medieval Passion iconograpby; Rita Schlusemann on a fifteenth-century Reynard epic; Shira Schwam-Baird on the wild man in Valentin et Orson; Nancy Virtue on La Fille du comte de Pontieu; and Sanford Zale on the assassination of Childeric II.
Whereas Sharpe and Gibson focus on legal documents and narratives, Stephens examines the European theoretical treatises and handbooks during the richest centuries of their production, 1400-1700; of these, of course, the Malleus Maleficarum or Hammer of Witches (1487) is undoubtedly the most notorious.
This study goes beyond standard works dealing with demonic possession, such as the Malleus malleficarum (ca.
Drew Peterson (Canyon) scored on a balk by pitcher Mike Duran to give the McCoys a 4-0 lead before Chris Palma (Sylmar) scored on a single by Ryan Malleus (Harvard-Westlake of Studio City) to put the McCoys up 5-0.