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[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.
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Origin of iridotomy

First recorded in 1850–55; irido- + -tomy
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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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