-rrhaphy


a combining form meaning “suture,” used in the formation of compound words: herniorrhaphy.

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Origin of -rrhaphy

< Greek -rrhaphia; combining form akin to rháptein to stitch, sew

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Medical definitions for -rrhaphy

-rrhaphy

suff.

Surgical suture:aneurysmorrhaphy.
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