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[tuh-nawr-uh-fee, -nor-]
noun, plural te·nor·rha·phies. Surgery.
  1. 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


noun plural -phies
  1. surgery the union of torn or divided tendons by means of sutures
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Word Origin for tenorrhaphy

C19: from teno- + Greek raphē a sewing or suture
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tenorrhaphy in Medicine


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