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
In the Carnivora vera the incus and stapes are small as compared with the malleus, but in the Pinnipedia they are large.The Vertebrate Skeleton|Sidney H. Reynolds
A variety of instruments have been described for the purpose of removal of the incus.
It is passed over the incus in the same manner as an incus hook.
The middle segment becomes in mammals the incus (one of the ear-ossicles), and in birds the quadrate.Form and Function|E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
The body of the incus is flattened dorsally but otherwise rounded.North American Jumping Mice (Genus Zapus)|Philip H. Krutzsch
British Dictionary definitions for incus
noun plural incudes (ɪnˈkjuːdiːz)
Word Origin for incus
Word Origin and History 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).