keratectasia

[kĕr′ə-tĕk-tāzhə]

n.

A thinning and herniation of the cornea.

Nearby words

  1. keramics,
  2. kerasin,
  3. kerat-,
  4. keratalgia,
  5. keratan sulfate,
  6. keratectomy,
  7. keratic,
  8. keratin,
  9. keratin pearl,
  10. keratinase


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