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Location of the stapes

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From New Latin stapēs (stirrup).

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stapes (plural stapes or stapedes)

  1. (anatomy) A small stirrup-shaped bone of the middle ear.
    • 2010, Elaine N. Marieb & Katja Hoehn, Human Anatomy & Physiology, 8th edition, page 576
      The tympanic cavity is spanned by the three smallest bones in the body: the auditory ossicles [] These bones, named for their shape, are the malleus (malʹe-us; "hammer"); the incus (ingʹkus; "anvil"); and the stapes (staʹpēz; "stirrup"). The "handle" of the malleus is secured to the eardrum, and the base of the stapes fits into the oval window.

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  • IPA(key): /sta.pɛs/
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stapes m (plural stapes)

  1. stapes

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LatinEdit

 
stapēs ferreus (iron stirrup)

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EtymologyEdit

From a Germanic source, possibly Frankish *stap or Old High German stapf, staph (step, stirrup), both from Proto-Germanic *stapiz (a step, rung (of a ladder)). More at step.

Alternatively: Late Latin; possibly from stō (I stand) + pēs (foot).

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stapēs m (genitive stapedis); third declension

  1. stirrup
    • De Tribus Columnis Juis Secundum Powissienses, Book II, section xvi, para. 8
      [] [quidam duos stapedes et tres cingulas una cum sella annumerant, alii his singulis pretium legitimum assignant, id est, stapedibus auratis]
      [] some two stirrups and three belts with a chair are paid out, all assigned a single worth, that is, golden stirrups
  2. (anatomy) stapes (bone in the middle ear)

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Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative stapēs stapedēs
Genitive stapedis stapedum
Dative stapedī stapedibus
Accusative stapedem stapedēs
Ablative stapede stapedibus
Vocative stapēs stapedēs

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