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British Dictionary definitions for staphylorrhaphy

staphylorrhaphy

noun
  1. repair of a cleft palate by means of staphyloplasty and suturing
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Derived Formsstaphylorrhaphic (ˌstæfɪlɒˈræfɪk), adjective

Word Origin

C19: from staphylo- (in the sense: uvula) + Greek raphē a sewing or suture
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staphylorrhaphy in Medicine

staphylorrhaphy

(stăf′ə-lôrə-fē)
n.
  1. palatorrhaphy