stapes
noun (plural stapes or stapedes) Etymology: New Latin staped-, stapes, from Medieval Latin, stirrup, alteration of Late Latin stapia Date: 1615 the innermost ossicle of the middle ear of mammals — called also stirrup — see ear illustration

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  • Stapes —  Cet article concerne l os de l oreille. Pour le matériel équestre, voir étrier. Les osselets de l oreille interne Le s …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Stapes —   [mittellateinisch] der, /... pedes, Anatomie: der Steigbügel, eines der drei Gehörknöchelchen. * * * Sta|pes, der; , Stapedes [mlat. stapes (Gen.: stapedis)] (Anat.): ↑Steigbügel (2) …   Universal-Lexikon

  • stapes — stirrup bone in the middle ear, 1660s, from Modern Latin (1560s), special use of M.L. stapes stirrup, probably an alteration of L.L. stapia, related to stare to stand + pedem, accusative of pes foot (see FOOT (Cf. foot)). So called because the… …   Etymology dictionary

  • stapes — [stā′pēz΄] n. pl. stapes or stapedes [stə pē′dēz΄] [ModL < ML, a stirrup, prob. < Gmc, as in MDu stap, a STEP, Langobardic staffa, step, stirrup] Anat. a small, stirrup shaped bone, the innermost of a chain of three bones in the middle ear… …   English World dictionary

  • Stapes — Sta pes (st[=a] p[=e]z), n. [LL., a stirrup.] (Anat.) The innermost of the ossicles of the ear; the stirrup, or stirrup bone; so called from its form. See Illust. of {Ear}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stapes — Stapes, 1) (Chir.), Steigbügelbinde; 2) der Steigbügel. im Ohr …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Stāpes — (lat., »Steigbügel«), eins der Gehörknöchelchen, s. Gehör, S. 481, und Ohr, S. 3 …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Stapes — Infobox Bone Name = Stapes Latin = GraySubject = 231 GrayPage = 1045 Caption = A. Left stapes. B. Base of stapes, medial surface. Caption2 = Chain of ossicles and their ligaments, seen from the front in a vertical, transverse section of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Stapes — Der Steigbügel (lat. Stapes) ist das dritte der Gehörknöchelchen im Mittelohr der Säugetiere. Der Steigbügel ist der kleinste Knochen des menschlichen Körpers. Er ist im Mittel 3,3 mm hoch, die Fußplatte 3 mm lang und 1,4 mm breit.[1] Er trägt… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • stapes —   n. innermost bone of ear; stirrup bone.    ♦ stapedectomy, n. removal of stapes and insertion of an artificial replacement to relieve deafness.    ♦ stapedial, a. pertaining to stapes.    ♦ stapediform, a. like a stapes or stirrup …   Dictionary of difficult words

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