staphylorrhaphy

(redirected from staphyloraphies)

staph·y·lor·rha·phy

also staph·y·lor·a·phy (stăf′ə-lôr′ə-fē)
n. pl. staph·y·lor·rha·phies also staph·y·lor·a·phies
Repair of a cleft palate by plastic surgery.

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

staphylorrhaphy

(ˌstæfɪˈlɒrəfɪ)
n
(Surgery) repair of a cleft palate by means of staphyloplasty and suturing
[C19: from staphylo- (in the sense: uvula) + Greek raphē a sewing or suture]
staphylorrhaphic adj