Staph"y*lo*plas`ty (?), 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 (#), a.

 

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