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English definition of “incus”


noun [C usually singular]     /ˈɪŋ.kəs/ (plural incudes) specialized
one of three very small bones that carry sound from the eardrum to the inner ear → Compare malleus, stapesThe ear
(Definition of incus noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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