keratoplasty

[ ker-uh-toh-plas-tee ]
/ ˈkɛr ə toʊˌplæs ti /

noun, plural ker·a·to·plas·ties.

plastic surgery performed upon the cornea, especially a corneal transplantation.

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Origin of keratoplasty

First recorded in 1855–60; kerato- + -plasty

OTHER WORDS FROM keratoplasty

ker·a·to·plas·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for keratoplasty

keratoplasty
/ (ˈkɛrətəʊˌplæstɪ) /

noun plural -ties

plastic surgery of the cornea, esp involving corneal grafting

Derived forms of keratoplasty

keratoplastic, adjective
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Medical definitions for keratoplasty

keratoplasty
[ kĕrə-tō-plăs′tē ]

n.

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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