[ stey-pi-dek-tuh-mee ]
/ ˌsteɪ pɪˈdɛk tə mi /

noun, plural sta·pe·dec·to·mies.

a microsurgical procedure to relieve deafness by replacing the stapes of the ear with a prosthetic device.

Origin of stapedectomy

1890–95; < New Latin staped-, stem of stapēs stapes + -ectomy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for stapedectomy

[ stā′pĭ-dĕktə-mē, -pē- ]


Surgical removal of all or part of the stapes of the middle ear, followed by replacement with a prosthesis.
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