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stye

sty

/ (staɪ) /
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noun plural styes or sties

inflammation of a sebaceous gland of the eyelid, usually caused by bacteriatechnical name hordeolum

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C15 styanye (mistakenly taken as sty on eye), from Old English stīgend rising, hence swelling, stye + ye eye
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