[ 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.

Origin of keratoscope

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

Related forms

ker·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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