applanation

[ ăp′lə-nāshən ]

n.

The flattening of the cornea by pressure, as with an applanation tonometer.
Undue flatness, as of the cornea.

Nearby words

  1. appia, adolphe,
  2. appian way,
  3. appius claudius,
  4. appl.,
  5. applanate,
  6. applanation tonometer,
  7. applanometry,
  8. applaud,
  9. applaudable,
  10. applause


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