from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In surgery, amputation of the uvula.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Surg.) The operation of removing a staphyloma by cutting.
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- noun surgery The
removalof a staphyloma.
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Ancient Greek the uvula when swollen + to cut.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Staphylotomy, not stephelotomy (ph), staphylotomy.
Such operations as tracheotomy, tonsellotomy, bronchotomy, staphylotomy, etc., were performed by him, and he even advocated and described puncture of the abdominal cavity, giving careful directions as to the location in which such punctures should be made.
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