keratoplasty

noun
ker·​a·​to·​plas·​ty | \ ˈker-ə-tō-ˌpla-stē How to pronounce keratoplasty (audio) \
plural keratoplasties

Definition of keratoplasty

: plastic surgery on the cornea especially : corneal grafting

First Known Use of keratoplasty

circa 1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for keratoplasty

kerato- + -plasty, after German Keratoplastik

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The first known use of keratoplasty was circa 1857

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“Keratoplasty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/keratoplasty. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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keratoplasty

noun
ker·​a·​to·​plas·​ty | \ ˈker-ət-ō-ˌplas-tē How to pronounce keratoplasty (audio) \
plural keratoplasties

Medical Definition of keratoplasty

: plastic surgery on the cornea especially : corneal grafting

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