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keratometer

[ker-uh-tom-i-ter] /ˌkɛr əˈtɒm ɪ tər/
noun, Ophthalmology
1.
an instrument for measuring the curvature of the cornea.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; kerato- + -meter
Related forms
keratometric
[ker-uh-toh-me-trik] /ˌkɛr ə toʊˈmɛ trɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
keratometry, noun
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Examples from the web for keratometer
  • The measurement of the refracting power of the cornea is determined with a keratometer.
keratometer in Medicine

keratometer ker·a·tom·e·ter (kěr'ə-tŏm'ĭ-tər)
n.
An instrument for measuring the curvature of the anterior surface of the cornea. Also called ophthalmometer.


ker'a·tom'e·try adj.
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