Staph`y*lor"a*phy, Staph`y*lor"rha*phy (?), n. [Gr. the uvula when swollen + to sew: cf. F. staphylorraphie.]

The operation of uniting a cleft palate, consisting in paring and bringing together the edges of the cleft.

-- Staph`y*lo*raph"ic (#), Staph`y*lor*rhaph"ic (#), a.

 

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