stapedectomy[stā′pə dek′tə mē]
stapedectomy definition by Webster's New World
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noun pl. stapedectomies
a surgical operation of the middle ear, in which the stapes is removed and, usually, replaced with an artificial part, as to restore hearing
stapedectomy definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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noun pl. sta·pe·dec·to·mies
Surgical removal of the stapes.
Origin: New Latin stapēs, stapēd-, stapes; see stapes + -ectomy.
stapedectomy - Medical Definition
Surgical removal of all or part of the stapes of the middle ear, followed by replacement with a prosthesis.