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Medical Term:

stapedectomy

Pronunciation: sta'pe-dek'to-me

Definition: Operation to remove the stapes in whole or in part with replacement of the stapes by a metal or plastic prosthesis; used for otosclerosis with stapes fixation to overcome a conductive hearing loss.

[stapes + G. ektome, excision]

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