stapes

noun sta·pes \ ˈstā-(ˌ)pēz \

Definition of stapes

plural stapes or stapedes play \ˈstā-pə-ˌdēz\
: the innermost ossicle of the middle ear of mammals called also stirrup; see ear illustration

Origin and Etymology of stapes

New Latin staped-, stapes, from Medieval Latin, stirrup, alteration of Late Latin stapia



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stapes

noun sta·pes \ ˈstā-(ˌ)pēz \

medical Definition of stapes

plural stapes or stapedes play \stə-ˈpē-ˌdēz\
: 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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