slit lamp

noun

: a lamp for projecting a narrow beam of intense light that is used in conjunction with a biomicroscope for examining the anterior parts (as the conjunctiva or cornea) of an eye
also : a unit consisting of both the lamp and biomicroscope

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“Slit lamp.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/slit%20lamp. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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