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cryolathe

[ krahy-uh-leyth ]
/ ˈkraɪ əˌleɪð /
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noun

an instrument for reshaping the cornea to correct severe nearsightedness or farsightedness: the cornea is removed from the eye, rapidly frozen, reshaped, and reinserted.

verb (used without object), cry·o·lathed, cry·o·lath·ing.

to reshape the cornea with the aid of this instrument.

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