Staphyloraphy

Staphyloraphy

Staph`y*lor"a*phy\, Staphylorrhaphy \Staph`y*lor"rha*phy\, n. [Gr. ? the uvula when swollen + ? to sew: cf. F. staphylorraphie.] The operation of uniting a cleft palate, consisting in paring and bringing together the edges of the cleft. -- Staph`y*lo*raph"ic, Staph`y*lor*rhaph"ic, a.
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