staphyloraphy


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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).]
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