Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “malleus”

malleus

noun [C usually sing]     /ˈmæl.i.əs/ (plural mallei) specialized
one of three very small bones that carry sound from the eardrum to the inner ear → See also incus, stapesThe ear
(Definition of malleus noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of malleus

Translations of “malleus”

Word of the Day

best man

a male friend or relation of the bridegroom who stands with him and helps him during a marriage ceremony

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More