Translation of malleus in Spanish:


martillo, n.

Pronunciation /ˈmæliəs//ˈmalɪəs/

nounPlural mallei


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    martillo masculine
    • Mammals have three, the stapes, the malleus, and incus, the last two being the old reptilian jaw joint still conserved deep within our ear.
    • Urbantschitsch has provided detailed measurements of the malleus, incus and the stapes.
    • In mammals they are called the malleus, incus and stapes.
    • The malleus, or hammer, is the largest of the three ossicles.
    • The air pressure on either side of the eardrum is normally kept equal for proper functioning of the middle ear structures, namely the malleus, incus and stapes bones.