keratectomy

[ ker-uh-tek-tuh-mee ]
/ ˌkɛr əˈtɛk tə mi /

noun, plural ker·a·tec·to·mies. Surgery.

excision of part of the cornea.

Nearby words

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

Origin of keratectomy

First recorded in 1870–75; kerat- + -ectomy

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Medicine definitions for keratectomy

keratectomy

[ kĕr′ə-tĕktə-mē ]

n.

Excision of a portion of the cornea.

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