iridencleisis

noun

iri·​den·​clei·​sis ˌir-ə-den-ˈklī-səs How to pronounce iridencleisis (audio) ˌīr- How to pronounce iridencleisis (audio)
plural iridencleises -ˌsēz How to pronounce iridencleisis (audio)
: a surgical procedure especially for relief of glaucoma in which a small portion of the iris is implanted in a corneal incision to facilitate drainage of aqueous humor

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“Iridencleisis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/iridencleisis. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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