Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

2017 Word of the Year

keratoscope

[ker-uh-tuh-skohp] /ˈkɛr ə təˌskoʊp/
noun, Ophthalmology.
1.
an instrument, as Placido's disk, for determining the symmetry of the curvature of the cornea.
Origin of keratoscope
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90; kerato- + -scope
Related forms
keratoscopy
[ker-uh-tos-kuh-pee] /ˌkɛr əˈtɒs kə pi/ (Show IPA),
noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
keratoscopy in Medicine

keratoscopy ker·a·tos·co·py (kěr'ə-tŏs'kə-pē)
n.
Examination of the anterior surface of the cornea to determine the character and amount of corneal astigmatism.

keratoscope ker·a·to·scope (kěr'ə-tō-skōp')
n.
An instrument marked with lines or circles for use in examining the curvature of the cornea. Also called Placido's disk.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for keratoscopy

Word Value for keratoscopy

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends