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

Nearby words

  1. -rhiza,
  2. -rhoea,
  3. -ridden,
  4. -rigged,
  5. -rrhagia,
  6. -rrhea,
  7. -rrhexis,
  8. -rrhiza,
  9. -rrhoea,
  10. -ry

Also -rhaphy.

Origin of -rrhaphy

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

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Medicine definitions for -rrhaphy



Surgical suture:aneurysmorrhaphy.

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