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 stapēs stapēd- stapes ; see stapes . -ectomy
- (surgery) The surgical removal of the stapes of the middle ear.
From stapes + -ectomy