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keratotomy

Pronunciation: ker'a-tot'o-me

Definition:

  1. Any incision through the cornea.
  2. An operation making a partial thickness incision into the cornea to flatten it and reduce its refractive power in that meridian.

[kerato- + G. tome, incision]

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