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noun, plural scle·rot·o·mies. Surgery.
  1. incision into the sclera, as to extract foreign bodies.
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Origin of sclerotomy

First recorded in 1875–80; sclero- + -tomy
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Examples from the Web for sclerotomy

Historical Examples of sclerotomy

  • Failing this, sclerotomy should be performed; the prognosis is not nearly so good when the increased tension is due to this cause.

    A System of Operative Surgery, Volume IV (of 4)


  • Sclerotomy is an operation undertaken for the relief of increased intra-ocular tension.

British Dictionary definitions for sclerotomy


noun plural -mies
  1. surgical incision into the sclera
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sclerotomy in Medicine


  1. Incision through the sclera of the eye.
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