keratoconus

[ker-uh-toh-koh-nuhs]
noun, plural keratoconi [ker-uh-toh-koh-nahy, -nee] . Pathology.
a degenerative condition characterized by conical protrusion of the cornea and irregular astigmatism.

Origin:
1855–60; kerato- + Latin cōnus cone

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keratoconus ker·a·to·co·nus (kěr'ə-tō-kō'nəs)
n.
A conical protrusion of the center of the cornea caused by noninflammatory thinning of the stroma and usually affecting both eyes. Also called conical cornea.

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