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Definitions for malleus
ˈmæl i əs; ˈmæl iˌaɪmalleus

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. malleus, hammernoun

    the ossicle attached to the eardrum

Wiktionary

  1. malleusnoun

    The small hammer-shaped bone of the middle ear.

  2. malleusnoun

    The tripus (ossicle in cypriniform fishes).

  3. malleusnoun

    One of the paired calcareous structures within the mastax of rotifers.

  4. Etymology: From malleus

Wikipedia

  1. Malleus

    The malleus, or hammer, is a hammer-shaped small bone or ossicle of the middle ear. It connects with the incus, and is attached to the inner surface of the eardrum. The word is Latin for 'hammer' or 'mallet'. It transmits the sound vibrations from the eardrum to the incus (anvil).

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  1. malleus

    The malleus is one of three small bones located in the middle ear, also known as the hammer due to its shape. It plays a crucial role in the process of hearing by transmitting sound vibrations from the eardrum to the incus, another small bone in the middle ear.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Malleusnoun

    the outermost of the three small auditory bones, ossicles; the hammer. It is attached to the tympanic membrane by a long process, the handle or manubrium. See Illust. of Far

  2. Malleusnoun

    one of the hard lateral pieces of the mastax of Rotifera. See Mastax

  3. Malleusnoun

    a genus of bivalve shells; the hammer shell

  4. Etymology: [L., hammer. See Mall a beetle.]

Wikidata

  1. Malleus

    The malleus or hammer is a hammer-shaped small bone or ossicle of the middle ear which connects with the incus and is attached to the inner surface of the eardrum. The word is Latin for hammer. It transmits the sound vibrations from the eardrum to the incus. The malleus is unique to mammals, and evolved from a lower jaw bone in basal amniotes called the articular, which still forms part of the jaw joint in reptiles and birds. Embryologically it is derived from the first pharyngeal arch along with the rest of the bones of mastication, such as the maxilla and mandible. Sound waves hit the ear drum and, together with the other bones, it tends to transmit the vibrations from the ear drum to the cochlea, and then to the brain, which enables hearing.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Malleus

    The largest of the auditory ossicles, and the one attached to the membrana tympani (TYMPANIC MEMBRANE). Its club-shaped head articulates with the INCUS.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of malleus in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of malleus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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