stirrup bone


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stirrup bone

n
(Anatomy) the nontechnical name for stapes
[C17: so called because of its stirrup-like shape]
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stirrup bone

n. estribo. V.: stapes.
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The stirrup bone is the smallest bone in which organ of the human body?
5 In human biology, the smallest bone in the body, known as the stapes or stirrup bone, is found inside which organ?
The smallest bone in your body is the stirrup bone, located in your ear.