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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

(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]
References in classic literature ?
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This paper, based on the RPC beam-column joints quasistatic test, studies the seismic performance of RPC beam-column joints, investigates the influence of the stirrup ratio and axial compression ratio on the seismic performance of RPC beam-column joints, studies the RPC joint forced destruction mechanism, and provides reference for the seismic design of RPC frame structure.
To prevent brittle failure arising from punching shear, the method of using fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) material rather than a steel stirrup or stud rail as the reinforcement has been studied and applied.
Compared with specimens #PAN-05 and #PAN-06, double stirrup confined concrete beams are used in the specimens #PAN-07 and #PAN-08, and four longitudinal reinforcements with the diameter of 6 mm are arranged at the four corners of stirrup to fasten the outer stirrup framework, as shown in Figure 3.
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* Prevent calf pressure by placing the heel against the back of the stirrup foot-piece.
The fibers caused a decrease in shear crack width and in a beam with 2% of steel fibers and low stirrup ratio they were able to modify the failure form, from shear to bending.