Definition of stapedial in English:


Line breaks: sta|pe¦dial
Pronunciation: /stəˈpiːdɪəl


[attributive] Anatomy & Zoology
  • Relating to the stapes: the stapedial artery
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    • 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.


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

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