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PALATOPHARYNGOPLASTY

 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.


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PALATOPHARYNGOPLASTY (noun)


Sense 1palatopharyngoplasty [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Surgical resection of unnecessary palatal and oropharyngeal tissue to open the airway; intended to cure extreme cases of snoring (with or without sleep apnea)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

palatopharyngoplasty; PPP; UPPP; uvulopalatopharyngoplasty

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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