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Pronunciation: ker'a-to-plas'te

Definition: Any surgical modification of the cornea; the removal of a portion of the cornea containing an opacity and the insertion in its place of a piece of cornea of the same size and shape removed from elsewhere.

Synonym(s): corneal graft, corneal transplantation, corneal trepanation, trepanation of cornea, transplantation of cornea

[kerato- + G. plasso, to form]

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