[ 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.
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Medicine definitions for stapedectomy
[ stā′pĭ-dĕk′tə-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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