stapedectomy

noun

sta·​pe·​dec·​to·​my ˌstā-pi-ˈdek-tə-mē How to pronounce stapedectomy (audio)
plural stapedectomies
: surgical removal and prosthetic replacement of part or all of the stapes to relieve deafness

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin staped-, stapes

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stapedectomy was in 1894

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“Stapedectomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stapedectomy. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

stapedectomy

noun
sta·​pe·​dec·​to·​my ˌstā-pi-ˈdek-tə-mē How to pronounce stapedectomy (audio)
plural stapedectomies
: surgical removal and prosthetic replacement of part or all of the stapes to relieve deafness

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