Staphyloplasty Staph"y*lo*plas`ty (st[a^]f"[i^]*l[-o]*pl[a^]s`t[y^]), n. [Gr. ? a bunch of grapes, also, the uvula when swollen at the lower end + -plasty.] (Surg.) The operation for restoring or replacing the soft palate when it has been lost. --Dunglison. -- {Staph`y*lo*plas"tic} (-l[-o]*pl[a^]s"t[i^]k), a. [1913 Webster]

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  • staphyloplastic — See staphyloplasty. * * * …   Universalium

  • staphyloplasty — /ˈstæfələˌplæsti/ (say stafuhluh.plastee) noun (plural staphyloplasties) the remedying of defects of the soft palate by plastic surgery. {staphylo + plasty} –staphyloplastic, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

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