Origin of staphylorrhaphy; from staphylo- + Classical Greek rhaph?, a sewing, suture ; from rhaptein, to sew: see rhapsody
nounpl. staph·y·lor·rha·phies also staph·y·lor·a·phies
Origin of staphylorrhaphystaphylo– + Greek rhaphē, suture (from rhaptein, to sew; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots).
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