acute contagious conjunctivitis

n.

An acute, contagious form of conjunctivitis, caused by the bacterium Hemophilus aegyptius and characterized by inflammation of the eyelids and eyeballs and a mucopurulent discharge.pinkeye

Nearby words

  1. assignee,
  2. assignment,
  3. assignor,
  4. assimilable,
  5. assimilate,
  6. assimilationism,
  7. assimilationist,
  8. assimilative,
  9. assiniboin,
  10. assiniboine


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