staphylectomy

u·vu·lec·to·my

(yū'vyū-lek'tŏ-mē),
Excision of the uvula.
Synonym(s): staphylectomy
[uvula + G. ektomē, excision]

staphylectomy

(stăf′ə-lĕk′tə-mē)

u·vu·lec·to·my

(ū'vyū-lek'tŏ-mē)
Excision of the uvula.
Synonym(s): staphylectomy.
[uvula + G. ektomē, excision]

staphylectomy

uvulectomy in humans. In animals the term is used to describe resection of the posterior part of the soft palate.
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On 25 October 2007, Mr Holmes performed a staphylectomy on Jake during dental surgery.