a surgical technique for correcting nearsightedness by making a series of spokelike incisions in the cornea to change its shape and focusing properties.
an operation designed to improve short-sightedness in which a number of cuts are made around the cornea to change the shape of it
radial keratotomy n.
Surgical modification of corneal curvature to correct myopia by making symmetrical incisions into but not through the cornea.
A surgical procedure consisting of a radial pattern of corneal incisions, performed to reduce or correct myopia.
noun, Astronomy. 1. the component of the motion of a star away from or toward the earth along its line of sight, expressed in miles or kilometers per second and determined by the shift in the wavelength of light emitted by the star.
- Radial nerve
radial nerve n. A nerve that arises from the posterior cord of the brachial plexus and divides into two terminal branches, designated superficial and deep, that supply muscular and cutaneous branches to the dorsal aspect of the arm and forearm.
- Radial paralysis
noun 1. (vet science) paralysis of a forelimb as a result of loss of function of the radial nerve, usually following traumatic injury
adjective 1. (of a motor tyre) having the fabric cords in the outer casing running radially to enable the sidewalls to be flexible Compare cross-ply