keratoplasty
noun (plural -ties) Date: circa 1857 plastic surgery on the cornea; especially corneal grafting

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  • keratoplasty — [ker′ə tō plas΄tē] n. pl. keratoplasties [ KERATO + PLASTY] the surgical operation of grafting new corneal tissue onto an eye …   English World dictionary

  • keratoplasty — Any surgical modification of the cornea; the removal of a portion of the cornea containing an opacity and the insertion in its place of a piece of cornea of the same size and shape removed from elsewhere. SYN: corneal graft, corneal… …   Medical dictionary

  • keratoplasty — corneal graft; n. an eye operation in which any diseased parts of the cornea are replaced by clear corneal tissue from a donor. All layers of the cornea may need to be replaced (penetrating keratoplasty) or only the superficial layers, the deeper …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • keratoplasty — keratoplastic, adj. /ker euh toh plas tee/, n., pl. keratoplasties. plastic surgery performed upon the cornea, esp. a corneal transplantation. [1855 60; KERATO + PLASTY] * * * …   Universalium

  • keratoplasty — noun grafting or transplantation of the cornea …   Wiktionary

  • keratoplasty — n. plastic surgery done on the cornea …   English contemporary dictionary

  • keratoplasty — [ kɛrətə(ʊ)ˌplasti] noun Medicine surgery carried out on the cornea, especially corneal transplantation …   English new terms dictionary

  • keratoplasty — ker·a·to·plas·ty …   English syllables

  • keratoplasty — ker•a•to•plas•ty [[t]ˈkɛr ə toʊˌplæs ti[/t]] n. pl. ties srg plastic surgery performed upon the cornea, esp. a corneal transplantation • Etymology: 1855–60 ker a•to•plas′tic, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • keratoplasty — noun a surgical procedure in which part or all of a damaged or diseased cornea is replaced by healthy corneal tissue from a donor • Syn: ↑corneal graft, ↑corneal transplant • Hypernyms: ↑plastic surgery, ↑reconstructive surgery, ↑anaplasty,… …   Useful english dictionary

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