or pink eye
[ pingk-ahy ]
/ ˈpɪŋkˌaɪ /
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a contagious form of acute conjunctivitis occurring in humans and certain animals: so called from the color of the inflamed eye.
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How to use pinkeye in a sentence
The only solution that I can suggest is that Pink-eye, or Squint-eye, was a cant term for some species of the weed at the time.Essays|Arthur Christopher Benson
It appeared that Pink Eye had asked the four to make the driver slow down, or to kill him or something.Air Men o' War|Boyd Cable
Distemper and Pink Eye are closely related and one is often mistaken for the other.
The King rolled over and looked at Dorothy with one watery pink eye.The Emerald City of Oz|L. Frank Baum
"You'll have about as much use for grenades as I have for pink eye," he said almost savagely.More Tish|Mary Roberts Rinehart
British Dictionary definitions for pinkeye
/ (ˈpɪŋkˌaɪ) /
Also called: acute conjunctivitis an acute contagious inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye, characterized by redness, discharge, etc: usually caused by bacterial infection
Also called: infectious keratitis a similar condition affecting the cornea of horses and cattle
Word Origin for pinkeye
C16: partial translation of obsolete Dutch pinck oogen small eyes
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