keratectomy

noun

ker·​a·​tec·​to·​my ˌker-ə-ˈtek-tə-mē How to pronounce keratectomy (audio)
plural keratectomies
: surgical excision of part of the cornea compare photorefractive keratectomy

Word History

Etymology

kerat- + -ectomy

First Known Use

1871, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of keratectomy was in 1871

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“Keratectomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/keratectomy. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

keratectomy

noun
ker·​a·​tec·​to·​my ˌker-ə-ˈtek-tə-mē How to pronounce keratectomy (audio)
plural keratectomies
: surgical excision of part of the cornea see photorefractive keratectomy
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