Iridectomy Ir`i*dec"to*my, n. [Gr. ?, ?, iris + ? cutting out; ? out + te`mnein to cut.] (Surg.) The act or process of cutting out a portion of the iris in order to form an artificial pupil. [1913 Webster]

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  • Iridectomy — Intervention ICD 9 CM 12.1 MeSH …   Wikipedia

  • iridectomy — [ir΄i dek′tə mē, ī΄ridek′tə mē] n. pl. iridectomies [ IRID(O) + ECTOMY] the surgical removal of part of the iris of the eye …   English World dictionary

  • iridectomy — /ir i dek teuh mee, uy ri /, n., pl. iridectomies. Surg. excision of part of the iris. [1850 55; IRID + ECTOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • iridectomy — noun Removal of part or all of the iris of the eye …   Wiktionary

  • iridectomy — 1. Excision of a portion of the iris. 2. The hole in the iris produced by a surgical i.. [irido + G. ektome, excision] buttonhole i. SYN: peripheral i.. optical i. i. performed for the purpose of improving vision by making an artificial pupi …   Medical dictionary

  • iridectomy — n. surgical removal of part of the iris of the eye (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • iridectomy — iri·dec·to·my …   English syllables

  • iridectomy — n. an operation on the eye in which a part of the iris is removed …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • iridectomy — ir•i•dec•to•my [[t]ˌɪr ɪˈdɛk tə mi, ˌaɪ rɪ [/t]] n. pl. mies srg excision of part of the iris • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • iridectomy — noun an eye operation that treats closed angle glaucoma by surgical removal of part of the iris of the eye • Hypernyms: ↑eye operation, ↑eye surgery …   Useful english dictionary

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