a surgical operation of the middle ear, in which the stapes is removed and, usually, replaced with an artificial part, as to restore hearing
Origin of stapedectomyModern Latin staped-, stem of stapes + -ectomy
Surgical removal of the stapes.
Origin of stapedectomyNew Latin stap&emacron;s, stap&emacron;d-, stapes; see stapes + –ectomy.
- (surgery) The surgical removal of the stapes of the middle ear.
From stapes + -ectomy