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(zoology) a supporting anatomical structure, esp a sponge spicule


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  • Sclerectasia

    sclerectasia scler·ec·ta·sia (sklēr’ěk-tā’zē-ə, -zhə) n. Localized bulging of the sclera lined with uveal tissue.

  • Sclerectoiridectomy

    sclerectoiridectomy scle·rec·to·ir·i·dec·to·my (sklə-rěk’tō-ĭr’ĭ-děk’tə-mē, ī’rĭ-) n. Excision of a portion of the sclera and the iris in the treatment of glaucoma.

  • Sclerectoiridodialysis

    sclerectoiridodialysis scle·rec·to·ir·i·do·di·al·y·sis (sklə-rěk’tō-ĭr’ĭ-dō-dī-āl’ĭ-sĭs, -ī’rĭ-) n. A surgical procedure used in treating glaucoma that combines sclerectomy and iridodialysis.

  • Sclerectomy

    noun, plural sclerectomies. Surgery. 1. excision of part of the sclera. 2. removal of the adhesions formed in the middle ear during chronic otitis media. sclerectomy scle·rec·to·my (sklə-rěk’tə-mē) n. Excision of a portion of the sclera. Surgical removal of the fibrous adhesions formed in chronic otitis media.

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