incudes

incudes

[in-kyoo-deez]
noun
a plural of incus.
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incus

[ing-kuhs]
noun, plural incudes [in-kyoo-deez] , for 1; incus for 2.
1.
Anatomy. the middle one of a chain of three small bones in the middle ear of humans and other mammals. Compare malleus, stapes. See diag. under ear.
2.
Also called anvil, anvil cloud, anvil top, thunderhead. the spreading, anvil-shaped, upper portion of a mature cumulonimbus cloud, smooth or slightly fibrous in appearance.

Origin:
1660–70; < Neo-Latin, Latin incūs anvil, equivalent to incūd- (stem of incūdere to hammer, beat upon) + -s nominative singular ending; see incuse

incudate [ing-kyuh-deyt, -dit, in-] , incudal [ing-kyuh-dl, in-] , adjective
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incudes (ɪnˈkjuːdiːz)
 
n
the plural of incus

incus (ˈɪŋkəs)
 
n , pl incudes
malleus Compare stapes Nontechnical name: anvil the central of the three small bones in the middle ear of mammals
 
[C17: from Latin: anvil, from incūdere to forge]
 
incudate
 
adj
 
incudal
 
adj

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incus in·cus (ĭng'kəs)
n. pl. in·cu·des (ĭng-kyōō'dēz)
The middle of the three ossicles in the middle ear, located between the malleus and the stapes and composed of a body and two limbs. Also called anvil.

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incus   (ĭng-ky'dēz)  Pronunciation Key 
Plural incudes (ĭng-ky'dēz)
  1. The anvil-shaped bone (ossicle) that lies between the malleus and the stapes in the middle ear.

  2. The elongated, often anvil-shaped upper portion of a fully developed cumulonimbus cloud; a thunderhead.


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