staphylotomy

noun

staph·​y·​lot·​o·​my
-ˈlätəmē
plural -es
1
: the cutting or removal of the uvula
2
[International Scientific Vocabulary staphyl- + -tomy] : the surgical removal of a staphyloma

Word History

Etymology

New Latin staphylotomia, from Greek from staphyl- + -tomia -tomy

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“Staphylotomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/staphylotomy. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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