Malleus definitions

măl'ē-əs
The hammer-shaped bone that is the outermost of the three small bones in the mammalian middle ear.
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The largest and outermost of the three small bones in the middle ear of mammals, shaped somewhat like a hammer.
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The hammer-shaped bone that is the outermost of the three small bones in the mammalian middle ear.
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The hammer-shaped bone that is the largest and outermost of the three small bones (ossicles) in the middle ear.
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(anatomy) The small hammer-shaped bone of the middle ear.

A fracture of the malleus handle is a rare traumatic middle ear lesion.

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(ichthyology) The tripus (ossicle in cypriniform fishes).
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(zoology) One of the paired calcareous structures within the mastax of rotifers.
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Origin of malleus

Latin hammer melə- in Indo-European roots