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having a horizontally flattened form.


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    applanation applanation ap·pla·na·tion (āp’lə-nā’shən) n. The flattening of the cornea by pressure, as with an applanation tonometer. Undue flatness, as of the cornea.

  • Applanation tonometer

    applanation tonometer applanation tonometer n. An instrument for determining intraocular tension by measuring the pressure required to flatten a small area of the cornea.

  • Applanometry

    applanometry applanometry ap·pla·nom·e·try (āp’lə-nŏm’ĭ-trē) n. The use of an applanation tonometer to measure the pressure within the eye.

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    to clap the hands as an expression of approval, appreciation, acclamation, etc.: They applauded wildly at the end of the opera. to express approval; give praise; acclaim. to clap the hands so as to show approval, appreciation, etc., of: to applaud an actor; to applaud a speech. to praise or express approval of: to applaud […]

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