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Definition of Incus

Incus: One of the three tiny bones in the middle ear. Sound impulses coming from the eardrum are conveyed from the malleus to the incus and from the incus to the stapes at the oval window to the inner ear. Incus is Latin for anvil.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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