[ sĭm-blĕf′ə-rō-tə-rĭj′ē-əm ]
The union of eyelid to eyeball by a cicatricial band of membrane similar to a pterygium.
DISCOVER THE INFLUENCE OF PORTUGUESE ON ENGLISH VIA THIS QUIZ!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Words nearby symblepharopterygium
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