noun, plural in·cu·des [in-kyoo-deez] /ɪnˈkyu diz/ for 1; in·cus for 2.
Origin of incus
Related formsin·cu·date [ing-kyuh-deyt, -dit, in-] /ˈɪŋ kyəˌdeɪt, -dɪt, ˈɪn-/, in·cu·dal [ing-kyuh-dl, in-] /ˈɪŋ kyə dl, ˈɪn-/, adjective
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