ophthalmia [of- thal-mee- uh, op-] Examples Word Origin inflammation of the eye, especially of its membranes or external structures. Origin of ophthalmia 1350–1400;
) eye +
Middle English obtalmia
Medieval Latin, Late Latin
Related forms oph·thal·mi·ac , [of- thal-mee-ak, op-] /ɒfˈθæl miˌæk, ɒp-/ noun
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All he could conclude was that it was not
ophthalmia or trachoma.
Apis is no less efficacious against the higher grades of
His cheeks were sunken, and the eyes, though bright, were disfigured by
They often suffer from
ophthalmia, though not in the virulent Egyptian form. Ophthalmia is common and sometimes will attack whole tribes. British Dictionary definitions for ophthalmia inflammation of the eye, often including the conjunctiva Word Origin for ophthalmia
C16: via Late Latin from Greek, from
ophthalmos eye; see optic
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Word Origin and History for ophthalmia n.
"inflammation of the eye, conjunctivitis," late 14c., from Medieval Latin
obtalmia, Old French obtalmie, from Late Latin ophthalmia, or directly from Greek ophthalmia, from ophthalmos (see ophthalmo-) + -ia.
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ophthalmia (ŏf-thăl ′mē-ə, ŏp-) Severe, often purulent conjunctivitis. Inflammation of the deep eye structures. ophthalmitis
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