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Malleus: the ossicle attached to the eardrum
Source: WordNet 2.1
Malleus: The malleus is one of three kinds of auditory bones, specialized bones that are located in the middle ear. The malleus is shaped like a hammer and receives auditory vibrations from the tympanic membrane. It then transmits them to the incus, another auditory bone.
Sound waves travel through the outer ear, into the middle ear where they cause vibration of the tympanic membrane. These vibrations are then transmitted through the auditory bones and into the cochlea of the inner ear. In the inner ear, sound vibrations are converted into electrical impulses and carried by the 8th cranial nerve to the brain.
Conditions that can afflict the malleus include otitis media, strep infection, and trauma.
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