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noun, plural ker·a·to·plas·ties.
  1. plastic surgery performed upon the cornea, especially a corneal transplantation.
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Origin of keratoplasty

First recorded in 1855–60; kerato- + -plasty
Related formsker·a·to·plas·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for keratoplasty


noun plural -ties
  1. plastic surgery of the cornea, esp involving corneal grafting
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Derived Formskeratoplastic, adjective
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keratoplasty in Medicine


  1. Surgical replacement of an opaque portion of the cornea with a piece of cornea having the same size and shape.corneal graft
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