rhapho-, rhaph-, rhap-, -rhaph, -rhaphy, -orrhaphy, -rrhaphy

(Greek: suture, stitching, joining in a seam)

omentorrhaphy
Suture or repair of the omentum.
orchidorrhaphy
orchiopexy, orchiorrhaphy
Surgical fixation of the testis in the scrotum, usually in cases of undescensus.
palatorrhaphy
Surgical correction of a cleft palate, the cleft involving the soft palate and the soft tissues over the hard palate.
pericardiorrhaphy
A suturing of the pericardium.
perineorrhaphy
Suture of the perineum, performed in perineoplasty.
phleborrhaphy
Repair or reconstruction of a vein by suturing its wall.
rhapsodic
rhapsodist
rhapsodize
rhapsody (s) (noun), rhapsodies (pl)
1. A piece of classical music that is not regular in form and expresses strong emotions: When Beethoven's Ninth Symphony is well performed, it sends many people in the audience into rhapsodies.
2. A feeling of great enthusiasm or the thing that someone says or writes to express such excitement.
rhinorrhaphy
1. An operation performed by excising a fold of skin from the nose and closing the opening with sutures.
2. A plastic reduction in the size of the nose, in which redundant nasal tissue is removed by section, followed by approximation and suture of the wound edges.
splenorrhaphy
staphylorrhaphy
Suture of a cleft palate.
symphyseorrhaphy