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Kayser-Fleischer ring

Pronunciation: ki'zer fli'sher

Definition: a greenish yellow pigmented ring encircling the cornea just within the corneoscleral margin, seen in hepatolenticular degeneration, due to copper deposited in Descemet membrane.

Synonym(s): Fleischer-Strümpell ring

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