staphyloraphy


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Staphyloraphy \Staph`y*lor"a*phy\, Staphylorrhaphy
\Staph`y*lor"rha*phy\ (-l[o^]r"[.a]*f[y^]), n. [Gr. stafylh` the
   uvula when swollen + "ra`ptein to sew: cf. F.
   staphylorraphie.] (Surg.)
   The operation of uniting a cleft palate, consisting in paring
   and bringing together the edges of the cleft. --
   Staph`y*lo*raph"ic (st[a^]f`[i^]*l[-o]*r[a^]f"[i^]k),
   Staph`y*lor*rhaph"ic (-l[o^]r*r[a^]f"[i^]k), a.
   [1913 Webster]
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