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Pronunciation: pal'a-to-fa-rin'go-plas'te

Definition: Surgical resection of unnecessary palatal and oropharyngeal tissue in selected cases of snoring, with or without sleep apnea.

Synonym(s): uvulopalatopharyngoplasty

[palato- + pharynx, + plastos, formed]

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