stapedectomy
noun (plural -mies) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin staped-, stapes Date: 1894 surgical removal and prosthetic replacement of part or all of the stapes to relieve deafness

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  • stapedectomy — [stā΄pə dek′tə mē] n. pl. stapedectomies a surgical operation of the middle ear, in which the stapes is removed and, usually, replaced with an artificial part, as to restore hearing …   English World dictionary

  • Stapedectomy — Interventions infobox Name = PAGENAME ICD10 = ICD9 = 19.1 OtherCodes = A stapedectomy is a surgical procedure of the middle ear performed to improve hearing. The world s first stapedectomy is credited to Dr. John J. Shea, Jr., performed in May,… …   Wikipedia

  • stapedectomy — n. surgical removal of the third ear ossicle (stapes), enabling it to be replaced with a prosthetic bone in the treatment of otosclerosis. A modification of this procedure involves creating a small hole in the base (footplate) of the stapes using …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • stapedectomy — /stay pi dek teuh mee/, n., pl. stapedectomies. a microsurgical procedure to relieve deafness by replacing the stapes of the ear with a prosthetic device. [1890 95; < NL staped , s. of stapes STAPES + ECTOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • stapedectomy — noun The surgical removal of the stapes of the middle ear …   Wiktionary

  • stapedectomy — Operation to remove the stapes in whole or part with replacement of the stapes by a metal or plastic prosthesis; used for otosclerosis with stapes fixation to overcome a conductive hearing loss. [ …   Medical dictionary

  • stapedectomy — n. (Surgery) surgical procedure in which the stapes bone in the inner ear is replaced with a prosthetic device (to relieve deafness) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • stapedectomy — sta·pe·dec·to·my …   English syllables

  • stapedectomy — sta•pe•dec•to•my [[t]ˌsteɪ pɪˈdɛk tə mi[/t]] n. pl. mies srg a microsurgical procedure to relieve deafness by replacing the stapes of the ear with a prosthetic device • Etymology: 1890–95; < NL staped , s. of stapēs stapes+ ectomy sta… …   From formal English to slang

  • stapedectomy — noun surgical removal of the stapes of the middle ear • Hypernyms: ↑ablation, ↑extirpation, ↑cutting out, ↑excision …   Useful english dictionary

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