malleus definition

  • noun:
    • The hammer-shaped bone tissue this is the outermost for the three small bones inside mammalian center ear. Also known as hammer.
    • The small hammer-shaped bone of this center ear.
    • The tripus (ossicle in cypriniform fishes).
    • the paired calcareous frameworks in the mastax of rotifers.
    • The outermost associated with three little auditory bones, ossicles; the hammer. Its connected to the tympanic membrane by a long process, the handle or manubrium. See Illust. of far.
    • One of the hard lateral pieces of the mastax of Rotifera. See Mastax.
    • A genus of bivalve shells; the hammer layer.
    • In physiology, the proximal section of Meckel's cartilage, at all distinguished through the rest of the mandibular arch.
    • In ichthyology, one of many Weberian ossicles which form a chain between the air-bladder and auditory device within the head of plectospondylous and nematognathous fishes. Its homologous using the hemapophysis of this third among coalesced anterior vertebr√¶.
    • In rotifers, among paired calcareous frameworks inside the pharynx.
    • [capitalized] In conchology, a genus of pearl-oysters of the family Avieulid√¶, founded by Lamarck in 1799; the hammer-shells.
    • Same as war-hammer.
    • the ossicle connected to the eardrum

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