• WordNet 3.6
    • n iridectomy an eye operation that treats closed-angle glaucoma by surgical removal of part of the iris of the eye
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Iridectomy (Surg) The act or process of cutting out a portion of the iris in order to form an artificial pupil.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n iridectomy In surgery, the operation of cutting out a part of the iris, as for the formation of an artificial pupil.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. , , iris + cutting out; out + te`mnein to cut


In literature:

The operation is known technically as iridectomy.
"The Sagebrusher" by Emerson Hough
On subsidence of the congestion, as after miotics or iridectomy, the tissues may return to very nearly a normal condition.
"Glaucoma" by Various
Iridectomy, especially if done early in the process, may be of use.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 1" by Various
A large upper iridectomy was made.
"Neuralgia and the Diseases that Resemble it" by Francis E. Anstie