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conjunctivitis

[kuh n-juhngk-tuh-vahy-tis]
noun Ophthalmology.
  1. 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

noun
  1. inflammation of the conjunctiva
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Word Origin and History for conjunctivitis

n.

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

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conjunctivitis in Medicine

conjunctivitis

(kən-jŭngk′tə-vītĭs)
n.
  1. Inflammation of the conjunctiva, characterized by redness and often accompanied by a discharge.
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conjunctivitis in Science

conjunctivitis

[kən-jŭngk′tə-vītĭs]
  1. 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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conjunctivitis in Culture

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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