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noun, plural sta·pe·dec·to·mies.
  1. a microsurgical procedure to relieve deafness by replacing the stapes of the ear with a prosthetic device.
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Origin of stapedectomy

1890–95; < New Latin staped-, stem of stapēs stapes + -ectomy
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stapedectomy in Medicine


(stā′pĭ-dĕktə-mē, -pē-)
  1. Surgical removal of all or part of the stapes of the middle ear, followed by replacement with a prosthesis.
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