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[ir-i-dek-tuh-mee, ahy-ri-] /ˌɪr ɪˈdɛk tə mi, ˌaɪ rɪ-/

noun, plural iridectomies. Surgery.
excision of part of the iris.
/ˌɪrɪˈdɛktəmɪ; ˌaɪ-/
noun (pl) -mies
surgical removal of part of the iris

iridectomy ir·i·dec·to·my (ĭr’ĭ-děk’tə-mē, ī’rĭ-)
Surgical removal of part of the iris of the eye.


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