- 1. Excision of a portion of the iris. 2. The hole in the iris produced by a surgical i.. [irido- + G. ektome, excision]- peripheral i. in narrow-angle glaucoma, the surgical removal of a minute portion of the iris at its root; in intracapsular extraction of cataract, removal of one or more minute sections near the peripheral border, leaving the pupillary margin intact. SYN: buttonhole i., stenopeic i..- stenopeic i. SYN: peripheral i..- therapeutic i. an i. performed for the prevention or cure of disease, e.g., angle-closure glaucoma.
* * *iri·dec·to·my .ir-ə-'dek-tə-mē, .īr- n, pl -mies the surgical removal of part of the iris of the eye
* * *n.an operation on the eye in which a part of the iris is removed.
* * *iri·dec·to·my (ir″ĭ-dekґtə-me) [irid- + -ectomy] surgical excision of a full-thickness piece of the iris; called also corectomy.
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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
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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
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