- A small anvil-shaped bone in the middle ear.
- 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.
’s cartilage and hyoid bar exposed. Image:Illu auditory ossicles.jpg|Ossicles
External links[http://www.anatomywiz.com?Incus1 The Anatomy Wiz]Incus
incus in Catalan: Enclusa (os)
incus in Danish: Ambolt (knogle)
incus in German: Amboss (Anatomie)
incus in Spanish: Yunque (hueso)
incus in French: Incus
incus in Croatian: Nakovanj
incus in Indonesian: Tulang landasan
incus in Italian: Incudine (anatomia)
incus in Latin: Incus (os)
incus in Dutch: Aambeeld (gehoorbeentje)
incus in Polish: Kowadełko
incus in Portuguese: Bigorna (osso)
incus in Russian: Наковальня (анатомия)
incus in Slovak: Nákovka
incus in Finnish: Alasinluu
incus in Swedish: Städet
incus in Thai: กระดูกทั่ง
incus in Chinese: 砧骨