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cat•a•ract



Pronunciation: (kat'u-rakt"), [key]
n.
1. a descent of water over a steep surface; a waterfall, esp. one of considerable size.
2. any furious rush or downpour of water; deluge.
3. Ophthalm.
a. an abnormality of the eye, characterized by opacity of the lens.
b. the opaque area.

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