caput stapedis

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head of sta·pes

the portion of the stapes that articulates with the lenticular process of the incus.
Synonym(s): caput stapedis [TA]

caput stapedis

the head of the stapes.


pl. capita; the head; a general term applied to the expanded or chief extremity of an organ or part.

caput mallei
head of the malleus in the middle ear.
caput mandibulae
the head of the mandible that articulates with the squamous part of the temporal bone.
caput stapedis
the head of the stapes in the middle ear.