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keratoconus

Pronunciation: ker'a-to-ko'nus

Definition: A conic protrusion of the cornea caused by thinning of the stroma; usually bilateral.

Synonym(s): conic cornea

[kerato- + G. konos, cone]

See Also: Fleischer ring, Munson sign

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