Malleus
Malleus Mal"le*us, n.; pl. {Mallei}. [L., hammer. See {Mall} a beetle.] 1. (Anat.) 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}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) One of the hard lateral pieces of the mastax of Rotifera. See {Mastax}. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of bivalve shells; the hammer shell. [1913 Webster]


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  • Malleus — Malléus Pour les articles homonymes, voir Marteau. Le malléus ou marteau est le premier osselet de la chaîne des trois oss …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Malléus — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Marteau. Le malléus ou marteau est le premier osselet de la chaîne des trois oss …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Mallĕus — (lat.), 1) Hammer, Schlägel; daher Mallĕus maleficārum, Hexenhammer, s.u. Hexe 2); 2) (Anat.), Hammer; 3) Muschel, Gattung der Bartmuscheln, s.d …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • malleus — ear bone, 1660s, from L. malleus a hammer (see MALLET (Cf. mallet)). So called for its shape …   Etymology dictionary

  • Malléus — (lat.), Hammer, eins der Gehörknöchelchen (s. Ohr und Tafel »Ohr des Menschen«); auch die Hammermuschel sowie der Rotz. M. maleficarum, Hexenhammer (s. Hexe, S. 300) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Malleus — Mallĕus (lat.), Hammer; das größte Gehörknöchelchen [Tafel: Sinnesorgane II, 2]. M. (richtiger Maleus) heißt auch die Rotzkrankheit. – M. maleficārum, Hexenhammer, s. Hexe …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • malleus — [mal′ē əs] n. pl. mallei [mal′ēē ī΄] [L, a hammer: see MALLEABLE] the largest and outermost of the three small bones in the middle ear of mammals, shaped somewhat like a hammer: see EAR1 …   English World dictionary

  • Malleus — For other uses, see Malleus (disambiguation). Bone: Malleus Left malleus. A. From behind. B. From within …   Wikipedia

  • MALLEUS — I. MALLEUS in aviatiis suspensus, contra ursorum insidias, memoratur Auctori Anonymo Sinae et Europae c. 38. Invastis Sarmatiae silvis, ubi in eavernis abietum sedes habent apes, ursi mellis cupiditate, felium more ascendunt: adversus quos… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • malleus — noun /ˈmæl.i.əs/ a) The small hammer shaped bone of the middle ear. The malleus is one of the three auditory bones. b) The tripus (ossicle in cypriniform fishes). A fracture of the malleus handle is a rare traumatic middle ear lesion. Syn …   Wiktionary

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