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

  • n. Surgical incision of a muscle or tendon of the eye to correct strabismus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The surgical procedure of cutting or making an incision in a muscle or tendon of the eye to correct strabismus, or squint.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The operation for the removal of squinting by the division of such muscles as distort the eyeball.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In surgery, the operation for the cure of squinting by cutting the attachment of a muscle or muscles to the eyeball.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the surgical operation of cutting a muscle or tendon of the eye in order to correct strabismus


Greek strabos, squinting; + -tomy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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