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in·cus

 (ĭng′kəs)
n. pl. in·cu·des (ĭng-kyo͞o′dēz)
1. An anvil-shaped bone between the malleus and the stapes in the mammalian middle ear. Also called anvil.
2. A thunderhead.

[Latin incūs, incūd-, anvil, from incūsus, past participle of incūdere, to forge with a hammer : in-, intensive pref.; see in-2 + cūdere, to beat, forge; see kau- in Indo-European roots.]

incus

(ˈɪŋkəs)
n, pl incudes (ɪnˈkjuːdiːz)
(Anatomy) the central of the three small bones in the middle ear of mammals. Nontechnical name: anvil Compare malleus, stapes
[C17: from Latin: anvil, from incūdere to forge]
incudate, incudal adj

in•cus

(ˈɪŋ kəs)

n., pl. in•cu•des (ɪnˈkyu diz)
the middle bone of the chain of three small bones in the middle ear of mammals..
Also called anvil.
[1660–70; < New Latin, Latin incūs anvil =incud-, s. of incūdere; see incuse]
in′cu•date` (-kyəˌdeɪt, -dɪt) in′cu•dal, adj.

in·cus

(ĭng′kəs)
One of the three small bones, called ossicles, in the middle ear. The incus is also called the anvil.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.incus - the ossicle between the malleus and the stapesincus - the ossicle between the malleus and the stapes
auditory ossicle - ossicles of the middle ear that transmit acoustic vibrations from the eardrum to the inner ear
middle ear, tympanic cavity, tympanum - the main cavity of the ear; between the eardrum and the inner ear
Translations
kovadlinka
alasin
enclumeincus
steðji
nicovală
nakovanj
References in periodicals archive ?
Epitympanic diaphragm includes three malleal ligamental folds (Anterior, Lateral and Posterior), the posterior incudal ligamental fold and two membranous folds (The tensor fold and the lateral incudomalleal fold) together with the malleus and incus.
Because of its location in the Prussak's space, acquired cholesteatomas of the pars flaccida generally displace the malle us head and the body of the incus medially From the Prussak's space, the mass can easily extend itself posteriorly in the superior incudal space towards the posterolateral portion of the attic, and then, through the aditus ad antrum, towards the antrum and the mastoid air cells10.
Once in place, it makes contact with approximately 60% of the incudal process circumference.