tenorrhaphy

[ tuh-nawr-uh-fee, -nor- ]
/ təˈnɔr ə fi, -ˈnɒr- /

noun, plural te·nor·rha·phies. Surgery.

suture of a tendon.

Nearby words

  1. tenor cor,
  2. tenor horn,
  3. tenoreceptor,
  4. tenorist,
  5. tenorite,
  6. tenos,
  7. tenositis,
  8. tenostosis,
  9. tenosuspension,
  10. tenosuture

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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Medicine definitions for tenorrhaphy

tenorrhaphy

[ tĕ-nôrə-fē ]

n.

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

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