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Dictionary entry overview: What does palatopharyngoplasty mean?
• PALATOPHARYNGOPLASTY (noun)
The noun PALATOPHARYNGOPLASTY has 1 sense:
1. surgical resection of unnecessary palatal and oropharyngeal tissue to open the airway; intended to cure extreme cases of snoring (with or without sleep apnea)
Familiarity information: PALATOPHARYNGOPLASTY used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
|Sense 1||palatopharyngoplasty [BACK TO TOP]|
Surgical resection of unnecessary palatal and oropharyngeal tissue to open the airway; intended to cure extreme cases of snoring (with or without sleep apnea)
Nouns denoting acts or actions
Hypernyms ("palatopharyngoplasty" is a kind of...):
operation; surgery; surgical operation; surgical procedure; surgical process (a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body)
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