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Noun: stirrup  stur-up [N. Amer], sti-rup [Brit]
  1. Support consisting of metal loops into which rider's feet go
    - stirrup iron
  2. The stirrup-shaped ossicle that transmits sound from the incus to the cochlea
    - stapes, stirrup bone

Derived forms: stirrups

Type of: auditory ossicle, support

Part of: middle ear, saddle, tympanic cavity, tympanum

Encyclopedia: Stirrup