noun, plural in·cu·des [in-kyoo-deez] /ɪnˈkyu diz/ for 1; in·cus for 2.
Origin of incus
Examples from the Web for incus
Historical Examples of incus
The stapes forms a close connection with the hammer and the incus.Form and Function
E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
The short limb of the incus is broad at the base and tapers distally.
The long limb of the incus is angular and longer than that of Zapus.
The incus, or anvil-bone, may be formed from part of Meckel's cartilage.A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2)
David Starr Jordan
The incus is articulated, or often fused, with an outgrowth from the head of the malleus.The Vertebrate Skeleton
Sidney H. Reynolds
noun plural incudes (ɪnˈkjuːdiːz)
Word Origin for incus
ear bone, 1660s, from Latin incus "anvil," from incudere "to forge with a hammer." So called by Belgian anatomist Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564).