- a contagious, epidemic form of acute conjunctivitis occurring in humans and certain animals: so called from the color of the inflamed eye.
Origin of pinkeye
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- 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
C16: partial translation of obsolete Dutch pinck oogen small eyes
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- acute contagious conjunctivitis
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