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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the ossicle attached to the eardrum;
[syn: malleus, hammer]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zool.) One of the hard lateral pieces of the mastax of Rotifera. See Mastax. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zool.) A genus of bivalve shells; the hammer shell. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

malleus n 1: the ossicle attached to the eardrum [syn: malleus, hammer]