Pronunciation: stā′pēz, stā′pē-dēz
Definition: The smallest of the three auditory ossicles; its base, or footpiece, fits into the vestibular (oval) window, whereas its head is articulated with the lenticular process of the long limb of the incus.
[Mod. L. stirrup]
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