Definition of leukoma in US English:

leukoma

noun

Medicine
  • A white opacity in the cornea of the eye.

    • ‘We compared surgical outcome between patients who underwent keratoplasty for herpetic leukoma and those who received it for non-herpetic disorders.’
    • ‘The cornea-prosthetic complex was implanted in 78 eyes with vascular leukomas.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

leukoma

/lo͞oˈkōmə/