stirrup bone

noun

the nontechnical name for stapes

Nearby words

  1. stirps,
  2. stirrer,
  3. stirring,
  4. stirringly,
  5. stirrup,
  6. stirrup cup,
  7. stirrup jar,
  8. stirrup leather,
  9. stirrup pump,
  10. stishie

Word Origin for stirrup bone

C17: so called because of its stirrup-like shape

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