Staphylorrhaphy meaning

stăfə-lôrə-fē
Repair of a cleft palate by plastic surgery.
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The operation of uniting a cleft palate by plastic surgery.
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Repair of a cleft palate by plastic surgery.
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The operation of uniting a cleft palate by paring and bringing together the edges of the cleft.
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Origin of staphylorrhaphy

  • staphylo– Greek rhaphē suture (from rhaptein to sew wer-2 in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition