[ ker-uh-tuh-skohp ]
/ ˈkɛr ə təˌskoʊp /

noun Ophthalmology.

an instrument, as Placido's disk, for determining the symmetry of the curvature of the cornea.

Nearby words

  1. keratophakia,
  2. keratoplasty,
  3. keratoprosthesis,
  4. keratorhexis,
  5. keratoscleritis,
  6. keratoscopy,
  7. keratose,
  8. keratosis,
  9. keratosis blennorrhagica,
  10. keratosis follicularis

Origin of keratoscope

First recorded in 1885–90; kerato- + -scope

Related formsker·a·tos·co·py [ker-uh-tos-kuh-pee] /ˌkɛr əˈtɒs kə pi/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for keratoscope


[ kĕrə-tō-skōp′ ]


An instrument marked with lines or circles for use in examining the curvature of the cornea.Placido's disk

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