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keratoleptynsis

Pronunciation: ker'a-to-lep-tin'sis

Definition: An operation for removing the surface of the cornea and replacement by bulbar conjunctiva for cosmetic reasons.

Synonym(s): gutter dystrophy of cornea

[kerato- + G. leptynsis, a making thin]

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