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Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
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.
[Mod. L. stirrup]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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.
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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.
[Mod. L. stirrup]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
stapesThe 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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
stapesthe innermost of the three ear ossicles which contacts the oval window of the EAR. It is stirrup-shaped.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005