[ stey-peez ]
/ ˈsteɪ piz /
noun, plural sta·pes, sta·pe·des [stuh-pee-deez] /stəˈpi diz/. Anatomy.
Words nearby stapes
Origin of stapes
1660–70; < New Latin stapēs, Medieval Latin: stirrup, perhaps etymologizing alteration of Italian staffa stirrup (< Germanic) by association with Latin stāre to stand, and pēs, stem ped- foot
OTHER WORDS FROM stapessta·pe·di·al [stuh-pee-dee-uh l] /stəˈpi di əl/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for stapedial
/ (ˈsteɪpiːz) /
noun plural stapes or stapedes (stæˈpiːdiːz)
Derived forms of stapesstapedial (stæˈpiːdɪəl), adjective
Word Origin for stapes
C17: via New Latin from Medieval Latin, perhaps a variant of staffa, stapeda stirrup, influenced in form by Latin stāre to stand + pēs a foot
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Medical definitions for stapedial (1 of 2)
[ stā-pē′dē-əl ]
Relating to the stapes.
Medical definitions for stapedial (2 of 2)
[ stā′pēz ]
n. pl. stapes
The smallest of the three auditory ossicles, whose base fits into the oval window and whose head is articulated with the lenticular process of the long limb of the incus.stirrup
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Scientific definitions for stapedial
[ stā′pēz ]
Plural stapes stapedes (stā′pĭ-dēz′)
The roughly stirrup-shaped bone that is the innermost of the three small bones (ossicles) of the middle ear.
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