sclerectomy

sclerectomy

[skli-rek-tuh-mee]
noun, plural sclerectomies. Surgery.
1.
excision of part of the sclera.
2.
removal of the adhesions formed in the middle ear during chronic otitis media.

Origin:
scler- + -ectomy

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sclerectomy scle·rec·to·my (sklə-rěk'tə-mē)
n.

  1. Excision of a portion of the sclera.

  2. Surgical removal of the fibrous adhesions formed in chronic otitis media.

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