What does malleus mean?

malleus in AZ Dictionary

(n) The hammer-shaped bone tissue this is the outermost for the three small bones inside mammalian center ear. Also known as hammer.
(n) The small hammer-shaped bone of this center ear.
(n) The tripus (ossicle in cypriniform fishes).

malleus in Medical Dictionary

a small bone in the middle ear that's shaped like a minute mallet. by Debroah NeissReport definition

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  • Sentence for "malleus"
    • The bridge of bones, being pivoted…
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  • Synonym for "malleus"
    • malleus Weberi
  • Hypernym for "malleus"
    • auditory ossicle
  • Form for "malleus"
    • malleal, mallear
  • Same Context for "malleus"
    • monaural, microphonic, otic, alicui, changeableness
  • Variant for "malleus"
    • mallei, far, mastax
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