Staphylotomy Staph`y*lot"o*my (-l[o^]t"[-o]*m[y^]), n. [Gr. ? the uvula when swollen + ? to cut.] (Surg.) The operation of removing a staphyloma by cutting. [1913 Webster]

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  • staphylotomy — n. surgical removal of a staphyloma, surgical removal of a protrusion on the white of the eye …   English contemporary dictionary

  • staphylotomy — staph·y·lot·o·my …   English syllables

  • staphylotomy — ˈläd.əmē noun ( es) Etymology: New Latin staphylotomia, from Gk. from staphyl + tomia tomy 1. : the cutting or removal of the uvula 2. [International Scientific Vocabulary staphyl + tomy] : the surgical removal of a staphyloma …   Useful english dictionary

  • Uvulotomy — A uvulotomy or staphylotomy is any cutting operation performed on the uvula. [Biology Online.] The procedure was performed in European medieval medicine. The Norwegian Eiríkr Hákonarson bled to death following such an operation. [Finlay 2004, p.… …   Wikipedia

  • staphyl- — combining form or staphylo Etymology: Middle French staphyl , from Latin staphyl , staphylo , from Greek, bunch of grapes, uvula, from staphylē bunch of grapes swollen uvula, uvula; akin to Greek stemphylon olive pulp more at staff 1. a. : bunch… …   Useful english dictionary

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