stapes: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (stā'pēz), [key]
— pl. sta•pes, sta•pe•des
  1. the innermost, stirrup-shaped bone of a chain of three small bones in the middle ear of humans and other mammals, involved in the conduction of sound vibrations to the inner ear. Also calledCf.(def. 1),See diag. under
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