[ plah-si-dohz ]
/ ˈplɑ sɪˌdoʊz /
a device marked with concentric black rings, used to detect corneal irregularities.
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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Origin of Plácido's disk
After A. Plácido da Costa (1848–1916), Portuguese ophthalmologist, who devised it
Words nearby Plácido's disk
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Medical definitions for Plácido's disk
[ plä-sē′dōz ]
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