sphincterectomy

[ sfĭngk′tə-rĕktə-mē ]

n.

Excision of a portion of the pupillary border of the iris.
Excision of a sphincter muscle.

Nearby words

  1. sphincter muscle of pylorus,
  2. sphincter muscle of urethra,
  3. sphincter muscle of urinary bladder,
  4. sphincteralgia,
  5. sphincterate,
  6. sphincterial,
  7. sphincteric,
  8. sphincterismus,
  9. sphincteritis,
  10. sphincterolysis


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