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keratoconus

[ker-uh-toh-koh-nuh s] /ˌkɛr ə toʊˈkoʊ nəs/
noun, plural keratoconi
[ker-uh-toh-koh-nahy, -nee] /ˌkɛr ə toʊˈkoʊ naɪ, -ni/ (Show IPA).
Pathology
1.
a degenerative condition characterized by conical protrusion of the cornea and irregular astigmatism.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; kerato- + Latin cōnus cone
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keratoconus in Medicine

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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