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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: kri'o-pek'se

Definition: In retinal detachment surgery, sealing the sensory retina to the pigment epithelium and choroid by a freezing probe applied to the sclera.

[cryo- + G. pexis, a fixing in place]

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