rhaphy

-rrhaphy

a combining form meaning “suture,” used in the formation of compound words: herniorrhaphy.
Also, -rhaphy.


Origin:
< Greek -rrhaphia; combining form akin to rháptein to stitch, sew

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-rrhaphy suff.
Surgical suture: aneurysmorrhaphy.

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