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cryolathe

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

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.

Nearby words

cryogenist, cryogenized, cryoglobulin, cryoglobulinemia, cryohydrate, cryolathe, cryolite, cryology, cryolysis, cryometer, cryonaut

Origin of cryolathe

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