1.the ossicle between the malleus and the stapes
1.(MeSH)One of three ossicles of the middle ear. It conducts sound vibrations from the MALLEUS to the STAPES.
Incus‖In"cus (?), n. [L., anvil.]
1. An anvil.
2. (Anat.) One of the small bones in the tympanum of the ear; the anvil bone. See Ear.
3. (Zoöl.) The central portion of the armature of the pharynx in the Rotifera.
definition of Wikipedia
Auditory Ossicles, Ear Ossicles[Hyper.]
Incus (n.) [MeSH]
oreille moyenne (fr)[DomainDescrip.]
|Left incus. A. From within. B. From the front.|
|Auditory tube, laid open by a cut in its long axis.|
|Bones and muscles in the tympanic cavity in the middle ear|
|Gray's||subject #231 1044|
|Precursor||1st branchial arch|
The incus or anvil is the anvil-shaped small bone or ossicle in the middle ear. Incus means "anvil" in Latin. It connects the malleus to the stapes. It was first described by Alessandro Achillini of Bologna.
The incus transmits sound vibrations from the malleus to the stapes. The incus only exists in mammals, and is derived from a reptilian upper jaw bone, the quadrate bone. Embryologically it is derived from the first pharyngeal arch along with the rest of the bones of mastication, such as the maxilla and mandible.
The Anatomy Wiz Incus
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