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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]

stapes

/sta·pes/ (sta´pēz) [L.] the innermost of the auditory ossicles; it articulates by its head with the incus and its base is inserted into the oval window

stapes

(stā′pēz)
n. pl. stapes or stapedes (stā′pĭ-dēz′)
The innermost of the three small bones of the middle ear, shaped somewhat like a stirrup. Also called stirrup.

sta·pe′di·al (stā-pē′dē-əl) adj.

stapes

[stā′pēz]
Etymology: L, stirrup
one of the three ossicles in the middle ear, resembling a tiny stirrup, that fits into the oval window. It transmits sound vibrations from the incus to the internal ear. Compare incus, malleus. See also middle ear.

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]

stapes

The innermost of the three tiny linking bones of the middle ear (auditory ossicles). The footplate of the stapes lies in the oval window in the wall of the inner ear and transmits vibration to the fluid in the COCHLEA.

stapes

the innermost of the three ear ossicles which contacts the oval window of the EAR. It is stirrup-shaped.

stapes

the innermost of the three ossicles of the ear; called also stirrup.
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This indicates the importance of the articulation of the stapes on the oval window in the pathogenesis of the hearing loss in these cases.
During the surgery, the incus was removed and a 2 mm titanium prosthesis shaped somewhat like a small mushroom was placed over the head of the stapes.
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The abnormal bone fixates the stapes in the oval window and interferes with sound passing waves to the inner ear.
Operative findings included an extruding left middle ear hydroxyapatite prosthesis with complete absence of the incus long process and the stapes superstructure.
It and the other ear bones - the incus and the stapes - together show a mixture of ape-like and human-like features, and represent the first time all three bones have been found together in one skull.
the number of bones in the human body - the biggest bone is the femur in the thigh and the smallest is the stapes bone in the middle ear.
He's never been fitter, and is ready to fight on the floor or go toe to toe with Stapes.
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That bone turned out to be the stapes, which transmitted vibrations to the animal's inner ear.