noun, plural in·cu·des [in-kyoo-deez] /ɪnˈkyu diz/ for 1; in·cus for 2.
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Origin of incus
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
Words nearby incus
Example sentences from the Web for incus
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
It is passed over the incus in the same manner as an incus hook.
A variety of instruments have been described for the purpose of removal of the incus.
The incus consists of an anvil-shaped portion from which arises a long tapering process.
The ossicles of Procavia, which recall those of the Equidae, are chiefly remarkable for the small size of the body of the incus.