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staphylorrhaphy

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Repair of a cleft palate by plastic surgery.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The operation of uniting a cleft palate by paring and bringing together the edges of the cleft.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In surgery, the plastic operation for cleft palate, consisting in uniting the mucous membrane across the cleft. Also called cionorrhaphia, palatorrhaphy.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

staphylo- + Greek rhaphē, suture (from rhaptein, to sew; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots).

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