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[ker-uh-toh-plas-tee] /ˈkɛr ə toʊˌplæs ti/
noun, plural keratoplasties.
plastic surgery performed upon the cornea, especially a corneal transplantation.
Origin of keratoplasty
First recorded in 1855-60; kerato- + -plasty
Related forms
keratoplastic, adjective Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for keratoplasty


noun (pl) -ties
plastic surgery of the cornea, esp involving corneal grafting
Derived Forms
keratoplastic, adjective
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keratoplasty in Medicine

keratoplasty ker·a·to·plas·ty (kěr'ə-tō-plās'tē)
Surgical replacement of an opaque portion of the cornea with a piece of cornea having the same size and shape. Also called corneal graft.

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