Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

keratectomy

play
noun ker·a·tec·to·my \ˌker-ə-ˈtek-tə-mē\

Definition of keratectomy

plural keratectomies

  1. :  surgical excision of part of the cornea — compare photorefractive keratectomy



1871

First Known Use of keratectomy

1871


Medical Dictionary

keratectomy

play
noun ker·a·tec·to·my \ˌker-ə-ˈtek-tə-mē\

Medical Definition of keratectomy

plural keratectomies

  1. :  surgical excision of part of the cornea—see photorefractive keratectomy




Learn More about keratectomy

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "keratectomy"


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up keratectomy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to eat gluttonously or ravenously

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

prompt maudlin angry oily
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ