extrastapes

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

extra- +‎ stapes

Noun[edit]

extrastapes

  1. A cartilaginous structure connecting the stapes to the tympanic membrane in birds and reptiles
    • 2015 July 16, “The Stapes of Gomphodont Cynodonts: Insights into the Middle Ear Structure of Non-Mammaliaform Cynodonts”, in PLOS ONE[1], DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0131174:
      Abbreviations: ac, anterior crus; dp, dorsal process; htp, hypothetical tympanic process or ossified extrastapes, interpreted here as an artefact due to deformation; pc, posterior crus; qc, quadrate contact area; stf; stapedial foramen; stfp, stapedial footplate.