Origin of stapes
OTHER WORDS FROM stapessta·pe·di·al [stuh-pee-dee-uhl], /stəˈpi di əl/, adjective
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How to use stapes in a sentence
The third ear-ossicle of mammals, the stapes, comes not from the first arch but from the second.Form and Function|E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
Even then it may be anatomically impossible to see the stapes.
In the latter (Ambystoma) the nerve is beneath, and in the former (Rana) above, the stapes.The Ancestry of Modern Amphibia: A Review of the Evidence|Theodore H. Eaton
Sometimes the term columella is used to include the whole ossicular chain,—the columella together with the stapes.
The stapes is very much like a reptilian columella, having a single crus with no perforation.