tenorrhaphy

[tuh-nawr-uh-fee, -nor-]

Origin of tenorrhaphy

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

tenorrhaphy

noun plural -phies
  1. 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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tenorrhaphy in Medicine

tenorrhaphy

[tĕ-nôrə-fē]
n.
  1. The surgical suture of the divided ends of a tendon.tendinosuture tenosuture
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