staphyloplasty

Plastic surgery to replace or repair the uvula and the soft palate.
Syn: palatoplasty, uranoplasty

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  • Staphyloplasty — Staph y*lo*plas ty (st[a^]f [i^]*l[ o]*pl[a^]s t[y^]), 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • staphyloplasty — staph·y·lo·plas·ty (stăfʹə lō plăs tē) n. pl. staph·y·lo·plas·ties Plastic surgery of the uvula and the soft palate.   staph y·lo·plasʹtic adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • staphyloplasty — SYN: palatoplasty. [staphylo + G. plasso, to form] …   Medical dictionary

  • staphyloplasty — n. plastic surgery of the soft palate …   English contemporary dictionary

  • staphyloplasty — /ˈstæfələˌplæsti/ (say stafuhluh.plastee) noun (plural staphyloplasties) the remedying of defects of the soft palate by plastic surgery. {staphylo + plasty} –staphyloplastic, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • staphyloplasty — staphˈyloplasty noun (surgery) Plastic surgery involving the soft palate and the uvula • • • Main Entry: ↑staphylo …   Useful english dictionary

  • Staphyloplastic — Staphyloplasty Staph y*lo*plas ty (st[a^]f [i^]*l[ o]*pl[a^]s t[y^]), 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • staphyloplastic — See staphyloplasty. * * * …   Universalium

  • staphylo- — a combining form borrowed from Greek, where it meant bunch of grapes, uvula, used with these meanings, and also with reference to the palate and to staphylococci, in the formation of compound words: staphyloplasty. [comb. form repr. Gk staphylé]… …   Universalium

  • palatoplasty — Surgery of the palate to restore form and function. SYN: staphyloplasty, uraniscoplasty, uranoplasty, uvulopalatoplasty. [palato + G. plasso, to form] * * * pal·a·to·plas·ty pal ət ə .plas tē …   Medical dictionary

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