staphylorrhaphy

Derived Formsstaphylorrhaphic (ˌstæfɪlɒˈræfɪk), adjective

Word Origin for staphylorrhaphy

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
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