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ˈɪŋ kəs; ɪnˈkyu dizin·cus

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. incus, anvilnoun

    the ossicle between the malleus and the stapes


  1. incusnoun

    A small anvil-shaped bone in the middle ear.

  2. incusnoun

    an accessory cloud, in the shape of an anvil which forms by spreading at the top of a cumulonimbus. Also called a thunderhead

  3. Etymology: From incus.


  1. Incus

    The incus (plural incudes) or anvil is a bone in the middle ear. The anvil-shaped small bone is one of three ossicles in the middle ear. The incus receives vibrations from the malleus, to which it is connected laterally, and transmits these to the stapes medially. The incus is so-called because of its resemblance to an anvil (Latin: Incus).


  1. incus

    An incus is a small, anvil-shaped bone in the middle ear that plays a crucial role in human hearing. It is one of the three ossicles, or auditory bones, that transmit sounds from the outer ear to the inner ear. The incus receives vibrations from the malleus, which is attached to the eardrum, and passes these vibrations onto the stapes, which then sends the vibrations into the fluid-filled inner ear, creating the sensation of sound.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Incusnoun

    an anvil

  2. Incusnoun

    one of the small bones in the tympanum of the ear; the anvil bone. See Ear

  3. Incusnoun

    the central portion of the armature of the pharynx in the Rotifera

  4. Etymology: [L., anvil.]


  1. Incus

    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, which it is connected to through the incudomalleolar and incudostapedial joint respectively.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Incus

    in′kus, n. one of the bones in the tympanum or middle ear, so called from its fancied resemblance to an anvil:—pl. In′cūdes. [L., an anvil.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Incus

    One of three ossicles of the middle ear. It conducts sound vibrations from the MALLEUS to the STAPES.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of incus in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of incus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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