staphylorrhaphy

World English Dictionary
staphylorrhaphy (ˌstæfɪˈlɒrəfɪ)
 
n
repair of a cleft palate by means of staphyloplasty and suturing
 
[C19: from staphylo- (in the sense: uvula) + Greek raphē a sewing or suture]
 
staphylorrhaphic
 
adj

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staphylorrhaphy staph·y·lor·rha·phy (stāf'ə-lôr'ə-fē)
n.
See palatorrhaphy.

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