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keratoconjunctivitis

[ ker-uh-toh-kuhn-juhngk-tuh-vahy-tis ]
/ ˌkɛr ə toʊ kənˌdʒʌŋk təˈvaɪ tɪs /
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noun Ophthalmology.
inflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva.
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Origin of keratoconjunctivitis

First recorded in 1885–90; kerato- + conjunctivitis
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Medical definitions for keratoconjunctivitis

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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