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incus

Pronunciation: ing'kus, in-ku'dis, in-ku'dez

Definition: The middle of the three ossicles in the middle ear; it has a body and two limbs or processes (long crus of incus and short crus of incus); at the tip of the long crus is a small knob, the lenticular process, which articulates with the head of the stapes.

Synonym(s): anvil

[L. anvil]

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