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Meaning of stapedectomy

sta•pe•dec•to•my

Pronunciation: (stā"pi-dek'tu-mē), [key]
— pl. -mies.
  1. a microsurgical procedure to relieve deafness by replacing the stapes of the ear with a prosthetic device.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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