[ir-i-dot-uh-mee, ahy-ri-]
noun, plural ir·i·dot·o·mies. Surgery.
  1. incision of the iris, especially for the formation of an artificial pupil by transverse division of fibers of the iris.

Origin of iridotomy

First recorded in 1850–55; irido- + -tomy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for iridotomy


noun plural -mies
  1. surgical incision into the iris, esp to create an artificial pupil
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iridotomy in Medicine


[ĭr′ĭ-dŏtə-mē, ī′rĭ-]
  1. Incision of the iris to form an artificial pupil.corotomy iritomy irotomy
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