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ir·i·dol·o·gy

 (ĭr′ĭ-dŏl′ə-jē, ī′rĭ-)
n.
The study of the iris of the eye, especially as associated with disease.

ir′i·dol′o·gist n.
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iridology

(ˌɪrɪˈdɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Complementary Medicine) a technique used in complementary medicine to diagnose illness by studying a patient's eyes
[C20: from Latin irido- + ology]
ˌiriˈdologist n
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ir•i•dol•o•gy

(ˌɪr ɪˈdɒl ə dʒi)

n., pl. -gies.
examination of the iris of the eye as a primary diagnostic aid.
[1920–25]
ir`i•dol′o•gist, n.
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iridology

Examining the eye’s iris in order to diagnose conditions of the body.
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ir·i·dol·o·gy

n. iridología, estudio del iris y de los cambios que éste sufre en el curso de una enfermedad.
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