sclerotomy

[skli-rot-uh-mee]
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noun, plural scle·rot·o·mies. Surgery.

incision into the sclera, as to extract foreign bodies.

Nearby words

  1. sclerotization,
  2. sclerotize,
  3. sclerotized,
  4. sclerotome,
  5. sclerotomic,
  6. sclerotylosis,
  7. sclerous,
  8. scm,
  9. scody,
  10. scoff

Origin of sclerotomy

First recorded in 1875–80; sclero- + -tomy

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British Dictionary definitions for sclerotomy

sclerotomy

noun plural -mies

surgical incision into the sclera
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Medicine definitions for sclerotomy

sclerotomy

[sklə-rŏtə-mē]

n.

Incision through the sclera of the eye.

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