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stapedectomy

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

1890–95; <New Latin staped-, stem of stapēsstapes + -ectomy
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Medical definitions for stapedectomy

stapedectomy
[ stā′pĭ-dĕktə-mē, -pē- ]

n.

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