/ (ˌstæfɪˈlɒrəfɪ) /
repair of a cleft palate by means of staphyloplasty and suturing
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Derived forms of staphylorrhaphystaphylorrhaphic (ˌstæfɪlɒˈræfɪk), adjective
Word Origin for staphylorrhaphy
C19: from staphylo- (in the sense: uvula) + Greek raphē a sewing or suture
Words nearby staphylorrhaphy
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Medical definitions for staphylorrhaphy
[ stăf′ə-lôr′ə-fē ]
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