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[ir-i-dot-uh-mee, ahy-ri-] /ˌɪr ɪˈdɒt ə mi, ˌaɪ rɪ-/
noun, plural iridotomies. Surgery.
incision of the iris, especially for the formation of an artificial pupil by transverse division of fibers of the iris.
Origin of iridotomy
First recorded in 1850-55; irido- + -tomy Unabridged
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/ˌɪrɪˈdɒtəmɪ; ˌaɪrɪ-/
noun (pl) -mies
surgical incision into the iris, esp to create an artificial pupil
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iridotomy in Medicine

iridotomy ir·i·dot·o·my (ĭr'ĭ-dŏt'ə-mē, ī'rĭ-)
Incision of the iris to form an artificial pupil. Also called corotomy, iritomy, irotomy.

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