Swapes vs Stapes - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between swapes and stapes

is that swapes is while stapes is (skeleton) a small stirrup-shaped bone of the middle ear.

swapes

English

Noun

(head)
  • stapes

    English

    (wikipedia stapes)

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • (skeleton) A small stirrup-shaped bone of the middle ear.
  • * 2010 , Elaine N. Marieb & Katja Hoehn, Human Anatomy & Physiology , 8th edition, page 576
  • The tympanic cavity is spanned by the three smallest bones in the body: the auditory ossicles These bones, named for their shape, are the malleus (mal?e-us; "hammer"); the incus (ing?kus; "anvil"); and the stapes' (sta?p?z; "stirrup"). The "handle" of the malleus is secured to the eardrum, and the base of the ' stapes fits into the oval window.

    Synonyms

    * (bone in the middle ear) stirrup

    Derived terms

    * stapedectomy * stapedial * stapedotomy

    See also

    * bone

    Anagrams

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