staphylotomy

noun
staph·​y·​lot·​o·​my | \ -ˈlätəmē\
plural -es

Definition of staphylotomy

1 : the cutting or removal of the uvula
2 [ International Scientific Vocabulary staphyl- + -tomy ] : the surgical removal of a staphyloma

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History and Etymology for staphylotomy

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

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