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Bone: Incus
Left incus. A. From within. B. From the front.
Auditory tube, laid open by a cut in its long axis.
Bones and muscles in the tympanic cavity in the middle ear
Gray's subject #231 1044
Precursor 1st branchial arch[1]
MeSH Incus
For the record label, see Incus Records.

The incus or anvil is the anvil-shaped small bone or ossicle in the middle ear. It connects the malleus to the stapes. It was first described by Alessandro Achillin of Bologna.

The incus only exists in mammals, and is derived from a reptilian upper jaw bone, the quadrate bone.

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The Anatomy WizIncus

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