[ ing-kuh s ]
/ ˈɪŋ kəs /
noun, plural in·cu·des [in-kyoo-deez] /ɪnˈkyu diz/ for 1; in·cus for 2.
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Origin of incus
1660–70; < New Latin, Latin incūs anvil, equivalent to incūd- (stem of incūdere to hammer, beat upon) + -s nominative singular ending; see incuse
OTHER WORDS FROM incusin·cu·date [ing-kyuh-deyt, -dit, in-] /ˈɪŋ kyəˌdeɪt, -dɪt, ˈɪn-/, in·cu·dal [ing-kyuh-dl, in-] /ˈɪŋ kyə dl, ˈɪn-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for incudal
/ (ˈɪŋkəs) /
noun plural incudes (ɪnˈkjuːdiːz)
Derived forms of incusincudate (ˈɪŋkjʊˌdeɪt) or incudal (ˈɪŋkjʊdəl), adjective
Word Origin for incus
C17: from Latin: anvil, from incūdere to forge
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Medical definitions for incudal (1 of 2)
[ ĭng′kyə-dl, ĭng-kyōōd′l ]
Relating to the incus.
Medical definitions for incudal (2 of 2)
[ 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.anvil
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Scientific definitions for incudal
[ ĭng-kyōō′dēz ]
Plural incudes (ĭng-kyōō′dēz)
The anvil-shaped bone (ossicle) that lies between the malleus and the stapes in the middle ear.
The elongated, often anvil-shaped upper portion of a fully developed cumulonimbus cloud; a thunderhead.
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