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- noun (Surg.) The operation of uniting a cleft palate, consisting in paring and bringing together the edges of the cleft.
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- noun Alternative form of
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 Diagram of staphyloraphy, chiefly to illustrate the passing of the threads: -- _a_, the first thread; _b_, the second.