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stapes

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noun sta·pes \ˈstā-(ˌ)pēz\

Medical Definition of stapes

plural stapes or sta·pe·des \stə-ˈpē-ˌdēz\play

  1. :  the innermost of the chain of three ossicles in the middle ear of a mammal having the form of a stirrup, a base occupying the oval window, and a head connected with the incus—called also stirrup



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