[ir-i-dek-tuh-mee, ahy-ri-]

noun, plural ir·i·dec·to·mies. Surgery.

excision of part of the iris.

Origin of iridectomy

First recorded in 1850–55; irid- + -ectomy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun plural -mies

surgical removal of part of the iris
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iridectomy in Medicine


[ĭr′ĭ-dĕktə-mē, ī′rĭ-]


Surgical removal of part of the iris of the eye.
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