Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small stirrup-shaped bone in the middle ear, transmitting vibrations from the incus to the inner ear.Also called stirrup
- ‘Mammals hear sounds after they are transmitted from the outside world to their inner ears by a chain of three bones, the malleus, incus, and stapes.’
- ‘The air pressure on either side of the eardrum is normally kept equal for proper functioning of the middle ear structures, namely the malleus, incus and stapes bones.’
- ‘Sound is conducted through the middle ear via the stapes or columella (both are ear ossicles derived from the hyomandibular).’
- ‘Reptiles have a single ear ossicle, the stapes or stirrup bone.’
- ‘There is no ‘tactile sense’, but the benefit is that there is no instrument to obscure the surgeon's view or cause mechanical trauma to the stapes.’
- ‘Mr Bell removed the stapes, and attached to the end of the incus a style of hay about an inch in length.’
- ‘The left stapes is preserved within the left otic aperture.’
- ‘It remains unclear, however, how the stapes related to the quadrate, and possibly to the posterior extension of its mandibular condyle, in Haasiophis.’
- ‘Remnants of the pectoral girdle are present, perhaps due to the presence of an operculum-opercularis-like connection to the stapes.’
- ‘The stapes has neither a columella nor a stapedial foramen.’
- ‘Only in mammals are there three ossicles: the maleus, incus, and stapes.’
- ‘The remainder underwent Type III tympanoplasty with the tympanic membrane placed directly over the stapes suprastructure.’
- ‘It has commonly been inferred that the stapes (or ‘stirrup’), a bone in the cheek region of early tetrapods, was important for transmitting airborne vibrations to the inner ear.’
- ‘A perilymph fistula will frequently accompany injuries to the stapes such as subluxation or fracture.’
- ‘They suggested that vibrations pass from the substrate to the jaw, which are juxtaposed, and then pass via the jaw articulation to the incus and stapes.’
- ‘This in turn moves the ‘anvil’ which is attached to the stapes.’
- ‘Even with these changes, we still have concerns that the position and extent of the stapes is inconsistent between the two views of Ichthyostega.’
- ‘That bone turned out to be the stapes, which transmitted vibrations to the animal's inner ear.’
- ‘Urbantschitsch has provided detailed measurements of the malleus, incus and the stapes.’
- ‘The left stapes is preserved, although not in life position.’
Mid 17th century: modern Latin, from medieval Latin stapes stirrup.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.