from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Incision into a capsule, especially that of the crystalline lens of the eye, as to remove cataracts by surgery.

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  • n. incision into a capsule, especially into the lens of the eye when removing cataracts

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The incision of a capsule, esp. of that of the crystalline lens, as in a cataract operation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In surgery, incision of the capsule of the lens of the eye.


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