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viscoelastic

Pronunciation: vis'ko-e-las'tik

Definition: A gel injected into the anterior chamber during ophthalmic surgery to maintain the depth of the chamber, protect the corneal endothelium, and stabilize the vitreous.

[viscous + elastic]

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