Staphyloraphy Staph`y*lor"a*phy, Staphylorrhaphy Staph`y*lor"rha*phy (-l[o^]r"[.a]*f[y^]), n. [Gr. stafylh` the uvula when swollen + "ra`ptein to sew: cf. F. staphylorraphie.] (Surg.) The operation of uniting a cleft palate, consisting in paring and bringing together the edges of the cleft. -- {Staph`y*lo*raph"ic} (st[a^]f`[i^]*l[-o]*r[a^]f"[i^]k), {Staph`y*lor*rhaph"ic} (-l[o^]r*r[a^]f"[i^]k), a. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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