Definition of stapedial in English:

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stapedial

Pronunciation: /stəˈpēdēəl/

adjective

[attributive] Anatomy & Zoology
Relating to the stapes.
Example sentences
  • The stapedial artery originates as a dorsal branch of the second aortic arch and is a part of the carotid artery system.
  • No sulcus for a stapedial artery can be clearly identified on either specimen.
  • The embryonic hyoid artery arises from the cephalic aspect of the internal carotid artery to form the stapedial and caroticotympanic branches before subsequent regression 15.

Origin

Late 19th century: from modern Latin stapedius (denoting the muscle attached to the neck of the stapes) + -al.

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