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iridectomy

[ir-i-dek-tuh-mee, ahy-ri-]
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noun, plural ir·i·dec·to·mies. Surgery.
  1. excision of part of the iris.
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Origin of iridectomy

First recorded in 1850–55; irid- + -ectomy
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Examples from the Web for iridectomy

Historical Examples

  • As Elliot has pointed out, iridectomy is most open to attack on the ground of safety.

    Glaucoma

    Various

  • I refer to iridectomy, the Lagrange operation, and the Elliot operation.

    Glaucoma

    Various

  • (i) Usually as a secondary operation when iridectomy has failed.

  • An iridectomy is usually performed as for glaucoma; this may be omitted.

  • Iridectomy should be undertaken as early as possible in the disease.


British Dictionary definitions for iridectomy

iridectomy

noun plural -mies
  1. surgical removal of part of the iris
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iridectomy in Medicine

iridectomy

(ĭr′ĭ-dĕktə-mē, ī′rĭ-)
n.
  1. Surgical removal of part of the iris of the eye.
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