strabotomy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n strabotomy the surgical operation of cutting a muscle or tendon of the eye in order to correct strabismus
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Strabotomy (Surg) The operation for the removal of squinting by the division of such muscles as distort the eyeball.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n strabotomy In surgery, the operation for the cure of squinting by cutting the attachment of a muscle or muscles to the eyeball.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Strabotomy the surgical operation for the cure of squinting, by the division of the muscle or muscles that distort the eyeball
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. squinting + to cut
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr.,—strabos, squinting—strephein, to twist.