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Origin of chalazion
1700–10; < Greek, diminutive of chálaza; see chalaza
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- a small cyst on the eyelid resulting from chronic inflammation of a meibomian glandAlso called: meibomian cyst
C18: from Greek: a small chalaza
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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