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ˈsteɪ piz; stəˈpi dizstapes

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stapes, stirrupnoun

    the stirrup-shaped ossicle that transmits sound from the incus to the cochlea


  1. stapesnoun

    A small stirrup-shaped bone of the middle ear.

    Etymology: stapes (genitive stapedis).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stapesnoun

    the innermost of the ossicles of the ear; the stirrup, or stirrup bone; -- so called from its form. See Illust. of Ear

    Etymology: [LL., a stirrup.]


  1. Stapes

    The stapes is the stirrup-shaped small bone or ossicle in the middle ear which is attached through the incudostapedial joint to the incus laterally and to the fenestra ovalis, the "oval window", medially. Stapes means stirrup in Latin. The oval window is adjacent to the vestibule of the inner ear. The stapes is the smallest and lightest bone in the human body. It was described by the professor Giovanni Filippo Ingrassia in 1546 at the University of Naples.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stapes

    stā′pēz, n. the inmost of the three auditory ossicles, situated in the tympanum.—adjs. Stapē′dial, stirrup-shaped: pertaining to the stapes; Stapedif′erous, having a stapes.—n. Stapē′dius, a stapedial muscle. [Low L. stapes, a stirrup—Old High Ger. stapf, a step.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Stapes

    One of the three ossicles of the middle ear. It transmits sound vibrations from the INCUS to the internal ear (Ear, Internal see LABYRINTH).

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stapes in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stapes in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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