keratotome etymology

English word keratotome comes from English kerato- (Cornea. Horn.), English -tome (A section or segment. An instrument for cutting.)

Detailed word origin of keratotome

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
kerato- English (eng) Cornea. Horn.
-tome English (eng) A section or segment. An instrument for cutting.
keratotome English (eng) The surgical instrument used in keratotomy.

Words with the same origin as keratotome

Descendants of kerato-
atopic keratoconjunctivitis herpetic keratoconjunctivitis keratoangioma keratoatrophoderma keratoconjunctivitis keratocyst keratocyte keratoelastoidosis keratogenetic keratogenic keratogenous keratogram keratohyalin keratoid keratometer keratophyte keratoplasty keratoprosthetic keratorefractive keratorrhexis keratoscopic keratoscopy keratosulfate phlyctenular keratoconjunctivitis
Descendants of -tome
arthrotome cephalotome chondrotome costotome craniotome cryotome cystotome dermatome laryngotome lithotome nephrotome osteotome rheotome scleritome sclerotome tracheotome urethrotome uvulatome