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sclerotomy

[skli-rot-uh-mee]
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noun, plural scle·rot·o·mies. Surgery.
  1. incision into the sclera, as to extract foreign bodies.

Origin of sclerotomy

First recorded in 1875–80; sclero- + -tomy
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Examples from the Web for sclerotomy

Historical Examples

  • Failing this, sclerotomy should be performed; the prognosis is not nearly so good when the increased tension is due to this cause.

    A System of Operative Surgery, Volume IV (of 4)

    Various

  • Sclerotomy is an operation undertaken for the relief of increased intra-ocular tension.


British Dictionary definitions for sclerotomy

sclerotomy

noun plural -mies
  1. surgical incision into the sclera
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sclerotomy in Medicine

sclerotomy

(sklə-rŏtə-mē)
n.
  1. Incision through the sclera of the eye.
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