noun, plural mal·le·i [mal-ee-ahy] /ˈmæl iˌaɪ/. Anatomy.
Origin of malleus
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This is the first feature which a glance at Malleus alba (Fig. 162) conveys.The Ocean World:
The incus is articulated, or often fused, with an outgrowth from the head of the malleus.
In some cases the malleus of the foetus differs strikingly from that of the adult.
(i) Adhesion of the handle of the malleus to the promontory.
Another method is to resect the handle of the malleus (Fig. 195).
noun plural -lei (-lɪˌaɪ)
Word Origin for malleus
ear bone, 1660s, from Latin malleus "a hammer" (see mallet). So called for its shape.