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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“Staphylotomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/staphylotomy. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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