Skip to Content


Pronunciation: staf'i-lo-far'in-gor'a-fe

Definition: Surgical repair of defects in the uvula or soft palate and the pharynx.

Synonym(s): palatopharyngorrhaphy

[staphylo- + pharynx + G. rhaphe, suture]

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.