[ker-uh-toh-muh] /ˌkɛr əˈtoʊ mə/

noun, plural keratomas, keratomata
[ker-uh-toh-muh-tuh] /ˌkɛr əˈtoʊ mə tə/ (Show IPA). Pathology.

keratoma ker·a·to·ma (kěr’ə-tō’mə)


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