Share this entry

Share this page

leucoma

Line breaks: leu|coma
Pronunciation: /luːˈkəʊmə
 
/

Definition of leucoma in English:

noun

Medicine
A white opacity in the cornea of the eye.
Example sentences
  • We compared surgical outcome between patients who underwent keratoplasty for herpetic leukoma and those who received it for non-herpetic disorders.
  • The patient showed a central leukoma with some neo-vessels and, although reduced, a corneal sensitivity was present, while it was completely absent before the treatment.
  • The cornea-prosthetic complex was implanted in 78 eyes with vascular leukomas.

Origin

early 18th century: modern Latin, from Greek leukōma.

Definition of leucoma in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day boscage
Pronunciation: ˈbɒskɪdʒ
noun
a mass of trees or shrubs