Definition of stapes in English:
noun (plural same)Anatomy
A small stirrup-shaped bone in the middle ear, transmitting vibrations from the incus to the inner ear. Also called stirrup.
- Reptiles have a single ear ossicle, the stapes or stirrup bone.
- That bone turned out to be the stapes, which transmitted vibrations to the animal's inner ear.
- Urbantschitsch has provided detailed measurements of the malleus, incus and the stapes.
Definition of stapes in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan