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[ker-uh-tom-i-ter] /ˌkɛr əˈtɒm ɪ tər/

noun, Ophthalmology.
an instrument for measuring the curvature of the cornea.

keratometer ker·a·tom·e·ter (kěr’ə-tŏm’ĭ-tər)
An instrument for measuring the curvature of the anterior surface of the cornea. Also called ophthalmometer.
ker’a·tom’e·try adj.


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