staphylorrhaphy

/ (ˌstæfɪˈlɒrəfɪ) /

noun

repair of a cleft palate by means of staphyloplasty and suturing

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Derived forms of staphylorrhaphy

staphylorrhaphic (ˌstæfɪlɒˈræfɪk), adjective

Word Origin for staphylorrhaphy

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

staphylorrhaphy
[ stăf′ə-lôrə-fē ]

n.

palatorrhaphy
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