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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In surgery, operation for division of the ciliary muscle, practised to relieve tension in glaucoma.
  • noun In mathematics, the theory of the partition of the circle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun medicine surgical removal of the ciliary muscle; cyclicotomy
  • noun mathematics the historical problems of dividing the circle into a given number of equal segments, and of constructing regular polygons
  • noun mathematics the analytical extraction of the complex roots of unity; a de Moivre number

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