Malleus

Mal"le*us

(?), n.;
pl. Mallei (#).
[L., hammer. See Mall a beetle.] 1. (Anat.) The outermost of the three small auditory bones, ossicles; the hammer. It is attached to the tympanic membrane by a long process, the handle or manubrium. See Illust. of Far.
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2. (Zol.) One of the hard lateral pieces of the mastax of Rotifera. See Mastax.
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3. (Zol.) A genus of bivalve shells; the hammer shell.
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