Incudal



[ing-kuh s] /ˈɪŋ kəs/

noun, plural incudes
[in-kyoo-deez] /ɪnˈkyu diz/ (Show IPA), for 1; incus for 2.
1.
Anatomy. the middle one of a chain of three small bones in the middle ear of humans and other mammals.
Compare , .
2.
Also called anvil, anvil cloud, anvil top, thunderhead. the spreading, anvil-shaped, upper portion of a mature cumulonimbus cloud, smooth or slightly fibrous in appearance.
/ˈɪŋkəs/
noun (pl) incudes (ɪnˈkjuːdiːz)
1.
the central of the three small bones in the middle ear of mammals Nontechnical name anvil Compare malleus, stapes
n.

ear bone, 1660s, from Latin incus “anvil,” from incudere “to forge with a hammer.” So called by Belgian anatomist Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564).

incudal in·cu·dal (ĭng’kyə-dl, ĭng-kyōōd’l)
adj.
Relating to the incus.

incus in·cus (ĭng’kəs)
n. pl. in·cu·des (ĭng-kyōō’dēz)
The middle of the three ossicles in the middle ear, located between the malleus and the stapes and composed of a body and two limbs. Also called anvil.
incus
(ĭng-ky’dēz)
Plural incudes (ĭng-ky’dēz)

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