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keratoconus

[ ker-uh-toh-koh-nuhs ]
/ ˌkɛr ə toʊˈkoʊ nəs /
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noun, plural ker·a·to·co·ni [ker-uh-toh-koh-nahy, -nee]. /ˌkɛr ə toʊˈkoʊ naɪ, -ni/. Pathology.
a degenerative condition characterized by conical protrusion of the cornea and irregular astigmatism.
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Origin of keratoconus

1855–60; kerato- + Latin cōnuscone
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Medical definitions for keratoconus

keratoconus
[ kĕr′ə-tō-kōnəs ]

n.
A conical protrusion of the center of the cornea caused by noninflammatory thinning of the stroma and usually affecting both eyes.conical cornea
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