|seven spinal bones of the neck|
|one member of the two lowest pairs of ribs, which are attached neither to the sternum nor to the cartilages of other ribs.|
malleus mal·le·us (māl'ē-əs)
n. pl. mal·le·i (māl'ē-ī')
The hammer-shaped bone that is the outermost of the three auditory ossicles, articulating with the body of the incus. Also called hammer.
|malleus (māl'ē-əs) Pronunciation Key
Plural mallei (māl'ē-ī')
The hammer-shaped bone that is the largest and outermost of the three small bones (ossicles) in the middle ear.