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tarsorrhaphy

Pronunciation: tar-sor'a-fe

Definition: The suturing together of the eyelid margins, partially or completely, to shorten the palpebral fissure or to protect the cornea in keratitis or in paralysis of the orbicularis oculi muscle.

[tarso- + G. rhaphe, suture]

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