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iridotomy

Definition:

a surgical procedure that makes an incision in the iris of the eye to enlarge the pupil or to treat closed-angle glaucoma

Class:

act noun (acts and actions)

Plural:

iridotomies

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Iridectomy | surgical iridectomy | corectomy

the surgical removal of part of the iris. These procedures are most frequently performed in the treatment of closed-angle glaucoma and iris melanoma. In acute angle-closure glaucoma cases, surgical iridectomy has been superseded by Nd:YAG laser... (36 of 929 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Iridectomy

Collins Dictionary:

iridotomy | iridotomies [plural]

surgical incision into the iris, especially to create an artificial pupil (11 of 188 words, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/iridotomy

Random House Dictionary:

iridotomy [surgery] | iridotomies [plural]

incision of the iris, especially for the formation of an artificial pupil by transverse division of fibers of the iris. (20 of 29 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/iridotomy

Wiktionary:

iridotomy [surgery] | iridotomies [plural]

The removal of part of the iris. (7 of 9 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/iridotomy

Encarta Dictionary:

iridotomy | iridotomies [plural]

a surgical operation in which the iris of the eye is cut into, nowadays using a laser (17 of 29 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861676938​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

iridotomy | iridotomies [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "iridotomy"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/iridotomy

the Free Dictionary:

iridotomy

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "iridotomy"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "iridotomy"

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