keratoconjunctivitis

[ker-uh-toh-kuh n-juhngk-tuh-vahy-tis]

noun Ophthalmology.

inflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva.

Origin of keratoconjunctivitis

First recorded in 1885–90; kerato- + conjunctivitis
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keratoconjunctivitis in Medicine

keratoconjunctivitis

[kĕr′ə-tō-kən-jŭngk′tə-vītĭs]

n.

Inflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva resulting from hypersensitivity of corneal and conjunctival epithelium to an endogenous toxin.
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