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scleritis

[ skli-rahy-tis ]

noun

, Pathology.
  1. inflammation of the sclera.


scleritis

/ sklɪəˈraɪtɪs; ˌsklɪərəʊˈtaɪtɪs /

noun

  1. pathol inflammation of the sclera


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Word History and Origins

Origin of scleritis1

First recorded in 1860–65; scler- + -itis
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Example Sentences

Deep scleritis with its attendant complications is altogether a more serious disease.

Deep scleritis is more persistent and less subject to periods of intermission than episcleritis.

Superficial scleritis occurs in both sexes with about equal frequency.

Scleritis may occur in circumscribed patches or may be diffused in the shape of a belt round the cornea.

In addition, iritis may be secondary to keratitis, scleritis or choroiditis.

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