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Medical Term:

trabeculectomy

Pronunciation: tra-bek'yu-lek'to-me

Definition: A filtering operation for glaucoma by creation of a fistula between the anterior chamber of the eye and the subconjunctival space, through a subscleral excision of a portion of the trabecular meshwork.

[trabecula + G. ektome, excision]

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