sclerotomy

[ skli-rot-uh-mee ]
/ sklɪˈrɒt ə mi /

noun, plural scle·rot·o·mies.Surgery.

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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British Dictionary definitions for sclerotomy

sclerotomy
/ (sklɪəˈrɒtəmɪ) /

noun plural -mies

surgical incision into the sclera
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Medical definitions for sclerotomy

sclerotomy
[ sklə-rŏtə-mē ]

n.

Incision through the sclera of the eye.
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