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tenorrhaphy

[ tuh-nawr-uh-fee, -nor- ]
/ təˈnɔr ə fi, -ˈnɒr- /
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noun, plural te·nor·rha·phies.Surgery.
suture of a tendon.
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Origin of tenorrhaphy

First recorded in 1885–90; teno- + -rrhaphy
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British Dictionary definitions for tenorrhaphy

tenorrhaphy
/ (tɪˈnɒrəfɪ) /

noun plural -phies
surgery the union of torn or divided tendons by means of sutures

Word Origin for tenorrhaphy

C19: from teno- + Greek raphē a sewing or suture
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Medical definitions for tenorrhaphy

tenorrhaphy
[ tĕ-nôrə-fē ]

n.
The surgical suture of the divided ends of a tendon.tendinosuture tenosuture
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