Staphyloraphy

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Staphyloraphy (Surg) The operation of uniting a cleft palate, consisting in paring and bringing together the edges of the cleft.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Staphyloraphy the operation of uniting a cleft palate
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. stafylh` the uvula when swollen + "ra`ptein to sew: cf. F. staphylorraphie,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. staphylē, a bunch of grapes, the uvula.