malleus
noun (plural mallei) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, hammer Date: 1669 the outermost of a chain of three small bones of the mammalian middle ear — called also hammer — see ear illustration

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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

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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