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keratoscope

[ker-uh-tuh-skohp] /ˈkɛr ə təˌskoʊp/
noun, Ophthalmology
1.
an instrument, as Placido's disk, for determining the symmetry of the curvature of the cornea.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; kerato- + -scope
Related forms
keratoscopy
[ker-uh-tos-kuh-pee] /ˌkɛr əˈtɒs kə pi/ (Show IPA),
noun
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keratoscopy in Medicine

keratoscopy ker·a·tos·co·py (kěr'ə-tŏs'kə-pē)
n.
Examination of the anterior surface of the cornea to determine the character and amount of corneal astigmatism.

keratoscope ker·a·to·scope (kěr'ə-tō-skōp')
n.
An instrument marked with lines or circles for use in examining the curvature of the cornea. Also called Placido's disk.

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