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plastic surgery or surgical repair involving the soft palate or the uvula

staphyloplasty staph·y·lo·plas·ty (stāf’ə-lō-plās’tē)
Plastic surgery of the uvula and the soft palate.


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  • Staphyloptosis

    staphyloptosis staph·y·lop·to·sis (stāf’ə-lŏp-tō’sĭs) n. See uvuloptosis.

  • Staphylorrhaphy

    /ˌstæfɪˈlɒrəfɪ/ noun 1. repair of a cleft palate by means of staphyloplasty and suturing staphylorrhaphy staph·y·lor·rha·phy (stāf’ə-lôr’ə-fē) n. See palatorrhaphy.

  • Staphyloschisis

    staphyloschisis staph·y·los·chi·sis (stāf’ə-lŏs’kĭ-sĭs) n. A bifid uvula, with or without cleft of the soft palate.

  • Staphylotomy

    staphylotomy staph·y·lot·o·my (stāf’ə-lŏt’ə-mē) n. See uvulotomy. Surgical division of a staphyloma.

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