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Medical Term:

zonulolysis

Pronunciation: zo'nyu-lol'i-sis, -li'sis

Definition: Dissolution of the zonula ciliaris by enzymes (a-chymotrypsin) to facilitate surgical removal of a cataract.

Synonym(s): Barraquer method

[zonule + G. lysis, dissolution]

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