The long ventral process of the incus bone which articulates with the stapes [ ]

Synonyms: processus lenticularis (incus) incus crus longum lenticular process of incus processus lenticularis incudis

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Term information

latin term
processus lenticularis incudis [ FMA:52775 FMA:TA ]

has broad synonym

lenticular process

processus lenticularis



taxon notes

the lenticular process may be homologous to the shaft of the stapes and result from fusion of the former quadrate- stapes articulation. This speculation is consistent with the observation that artiodactyls have a very short lenticular process (Thewissen & Hussain (1993)), with perhaps greater length to the corresponding process of the stapes