stapedectomy

stapedectomy

[stey-pi-dek-tuh-mee]
noun, plural stapedectomies.
a microsurgical procedure to relieve deafness by replacing the stapes of the ear with a prosthetic device.

Origin:
1890–95; < Neo-Latin staped-, stem of stapēs stapes + -ectomy

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stapedectomy sta·pe·dec·to·my (stā'pĭ-děk'tə-mē, -pē-)
n.
Surgical removal of all or part of the stapes of the middle ear, followed by replacement with a prosthesis.

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