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staphylorrhaphy

/ˌstæfɪˈlɒrəfɪ/
noun
1.
repair of a cleft palate by means of staphyloplasty and suturing
Derived Forms
staphylorrhaphic (ˌstæfɪlɒˈræfɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C19: from staphylo- (in the sense: uvula) + Greek raphē a sewing or suture
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staphylorrhaphy in Medicine

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

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