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stapes

 [sta´pēz]
the innermost of the three ossicles of the ear; called also stirrup. See also Plates.

sta·pes

, pl.

sta·pes

,

sta·pe·des

(stā'pēz, stā'pē-dēz), [TA]
The smallest of the three auditory ossicles; its base, or footpiece, fits into the vestibular (oval) window, whereas its head is articulated with the lenticular process of the long limb of the incus.
Synonym(s): stirrup
[Mod. L. stirrup]

stirrup

/stir·rup/ (stir´up)
1. a structure or device resembling the stirrup of a saddle, or the portion of an apparatus on which to rest the feet.
2. stapes.

stirrup

(stûr′əp, stĭr′-)
n.
1. A flat-based loop or ring hung from either side of a horse's saddle to support the rider's foot in mounting and riding; a stirrup iron.
2. A part or device shaped like an inverted U in which something is supported, held, or fixed.
3. A rope on a ship that hangs from a yard and has an eye at the end through which a footrope is passed for support.
4. See stapes.

sta·pes

, pl. stapedes (stā'pēz, stā-pē'dēz) [TA]
The smallest of the three auditory ossicles; its base, or footpiece, fits into the vestibular (oval) window, while its head is articulated with the lenticular process of the long limb of the incus.
Synonym(s): stirrup.
[Mod. L. stirrup]

stirrup

1. the stapes, the innermost of the three ossicles of the ear.
2. device usually made of metal, although some are wooden or laminated hard leather, attached by stirrup leathers to the saddle and providing support for the feet of the rider.
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