a chronic contagious disease of the eye characterized by inflammation of the conjunctiva and cornea and the formation of scar tissue, caused by infection with the virus-like bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis
Derived forms of trachoma
trachomatous (trəˈkɒmətəs, -ˈkəʊ-), adjective
Word Origin for trachoma
C17: from New Latin, from Greek trakhōma roughness, from trakhus rough
A contagious disease of the conjunctiva and cornea, caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis and marked by inflammation, hypertrophy, and formation of granules of adenoid tissue. It is a major cause of blindness in Asia and Africa.contagious granular conjunctivitisEgyptian ophthalmiagranular conjunctivitisgranular ophthalmia
A contagious disease of the conjunctiva and cornea, caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis and characterized by granules of inflammatory tissue. It is a major cause of blindness in Asia and Africa.