[kuh-ley-zee-uh n]

noun, plural cha·la·zi·a [kuh-ley-zee-uh] /kəˈleɪ zi ə/.

Ophthalmology. sty2.

Origin of chalazion

1700–10; < Greek, diminutive of chálaza; see chalaza Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for chalazion



a small cyst on the eyelid resulting from chronic inflammation of a meibomian glandAlso called: meibomian cyst

Word Origin for chalazion

C18: from Greek: a small chalaza
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Word Origin and History for chalazion

small tumor in the eyelid, 1708, from Greek khalazion, diminutive of khalaza "hail, hailstone; small lump or knot; pimple," from PIE root *gheled- "hail."

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