/ (ˌstæfɪˈlɒrəfɪ) /
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repair of a cleft palate by means of staphyloplasty and suturing
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
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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