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The stapes /ˈsteɪpiːz/ or stirrup is a bone in the middle ear of humans and other mammals which is involved in the conduction of sound vibrations to the inner ...


Stapes. Before becoming recognized by the brain, sound waves must enter via the auditory canal, go through the tympanic membrane (eardrum), and then enter  ...


Stapes definition, the innermost, stirrup-shaped bone of a chain of three small bones in the middle ear of humans and other mammals, involved in the ...


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any of the three tiny bones in the middle ear of all mammals. These are the malleus, or hammer, the incus, or anvil, and the stapes, or stirrup. Together they form ...


The stapes is the smallest and most medial of the middle ear ossicles. It is the smallest bone in the standard human skeleton. It has a base (foot piece / footplate) ...


Define stapes: the innermost ossicle of the middle ear of mammals —called also stirrup.


STAPES. The stapes is sometimes removed due to “otosclerosis” or “ otospongiosis.” The footplate of the stapes attaches to the oval window leading to the inner ...


Stapes surgery (also called stapedotomy or stapedectomy) is performed to correct hearing loss resulting from bony overgrowth in the middle ear ( otosclerosis).