[stey-pi-dek-tuh-mee] /ˌsteɪ pɪˈdɛk tə mi/
noun, plural stapedectomies.
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-)
Surgical removal of all or part of the stapes of the middle ear, followed by replacement with a prosthesis.


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