an arrangement of a certain number of lines, usually four or more, sometimes having a fixed length, meter, or rhyme scheme, forming a division of a poem.
(prosody) a fixed number of verse lines arranged in a definite metrical pattern, forming a unit of a poem
(US & Austral) a half or a quarter in a football match
A group of lines of verse, usually set off from other groups by a space. The stanzas of a poem often have the same internal pattern of rhymes.
[stey-pi-dek-tuh-mee] /ˌsteɪ pɪˈdɛk tə mi/ noun, plural stapedectomies. 1. a microsurgical procedure to relieve deafness by replacing the stapes of the ear with a prosthetic device. stapedectomy sta·pe·dec·to·my (stā’pĭ-děk’tə-mē, -pē-) n. Surgical removal of all or part of the stapes of the middle ear, followed by replacement with a prosthesis.
noun, plural stapes, stapedes [stuh-pee-deez] /stəˈpi diz/ (Show IPA). Anatomy. 1. the innermost, stirrup-shaped bone of a chain of three small bones in the middle ear of humans and other mammals, involved in the conduction of sound vibrations to the inner ear. Also called stirrup. Compare incus (def 1), malleus. noun (pl) stapes, stapedes (stæˈpiːdiːz) […]
stapediotenotomy sta·pe·di·o·te·not·o·my (stā-pē’dē-ō-tě-nŏt’ə-mē) n. Division of the tendon of the stapedius muscle.
- Stapedius muscle
stapedius muscle sta·pe·di·us muscle (stā-pē’dē-əs) n. A muscle with origin from the internal walls of the pyramidal eminence in the tympanic cavity of the ear, with insertion into the neck of the stapes, with nerve supply from the facial nerve, and whose action draws the head of the stapes backward.