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conjunctivitis

[ kuhn-juhngk-tuh-vahy-tis ]
/ kənˌdʒʌŋk təˈvaɪ tɪs /
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noun Ophthalmology.
inflammation of the conjunctiva.
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Origin of conjunctivitis

First recorded in 1825–35; conjunctiv(a) + -itis
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British Dictionary definitions for conjunctivitis

conjunctivitis
/ (kənˌdʒʌŋktɪˈvaɪtɪs) /

noun
inflammation of the conjunctiva
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Scientific definitions for conjunctivitis

conjunctivitis
[ kən-jŭngk′tə-vītĭs ]

Inflammation of the conjunctiva, characterized by redness, itching, and often accompanied by a discharge. Bacterial and viral infection and allergies are common causes of conjunctivitis.
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Cultural definitions for conjunctivitis

conjunctivitis
[ (kuhn-jungk-tuh-veye-tis) ]

Inflammation of the conjunctiva, the transparent mucous membrane that lines the inner surface of the eyelid and covers the front part of the eyeball. Often called pinkeye.

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