[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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

keratoconjunctivitis in Medicine




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