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Medical Term:

handle of malleus

Pronunciation: han′dĕl mal′lē-ŭs

Definition: major elongated process extending inferiorly and slightly posteriorly, and medially from the neck of the malleus; its lateral margin is attached to the medial surface of the tympanic membrane, visualized during otoscopic examination as the malleolar stria.

Synonym(s): manubrium malleiTA