conjunctivitis

[ kuh n-juhngk-tuh-vahy-tis ]
/ kənˌdʒʌŋk təˈvaɪ tɪs /
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noun Ophthalmology.

inflammation of the conjunctiva.

Nearby words

  1. conjunctival test,
  2. conjunctival varix,
  3. conjunctival vein,
  4. conjunctive,
  5. conjunctive eye movement,
  6. conjunctivoma,
  7. conjunctivoplasty,
  8. conjuncture,
  9. conjunto,
  10. conjuration

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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Word Origin and History for conjunctivitis

conjunctivitis

n.

1835, inflammation of the conjunctiva; from conjunctiva + -itis.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for conjunctivitis

conjunctivitis

[ kən-jŭngk′tə-vītĭs ]

n.

Inflammation of the conjunctiva, characterized by redness and often accompanied by a discharge.

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Science 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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Culture 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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