keratectomy

noun
ker·​a·​tec·​to·​my | \ ˌker-ə-ˈtek-tə-mē How to pronounce keratectomy (audio) \
plural keratectomies

Definition of keratectomy

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

First Known Use of keratectomy

1871, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for keratectomy

kerat- + -ectomy

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“Keratectomy.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/keratectomy. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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keratectomy

noun
ker·​a·​tec·​to·​my | \ ˌker-ə-ˈtek-tə-mē How to pronounce keratectomy (audio) \
plural keratectomies

Medical Definition of keratectomy

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

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