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  • noun (Med.) The operation of removing a cataract by thrusting a needle through the cornea of the eye, and breaking up the opaque mass.

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  • noun medicine, archaic The operation of removing a cataract by thrusting a needle through the cornea of the eye and breaking up the opaque mass.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek, meaning "horn puncture".

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