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iridocystectomy

Pronunciation: ir'i-do-sis-tek'to-me

Definition: An operation for making an artificial pupil when posterior synechiae follow extracapsular extraction of cataract; the border of the iris and a portion of the capsule of the lens are drawn out through an incision in the cornea and cut off.

[irido- + G. kystis, bladder (capsule), + ektome, excision]

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