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trachoma

[truh-koh-muh]
noun Ophthalmology.
  1. a chronic, contagious infection of the conjunctiva and cornea, characterized by the formation of granulations and scarring and caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis.
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Origin of trachoma

1685–95; < Greek trā́chōma roughness, equivalent to trāch(ýs) rough + -ōma -oma
Related formstra·chom·a·tous [truh-kom-uh-tuh s, -koh-muh-] /trəˈkɒm ə təs, -ˈkoʊ mə-/, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • A trachomatous child should be kept from school until it has been cured, and that cure will take a very long time.

    Essays In Pastoral Medicine

    Austin Malley


British Dictionary definitions for trachomatous

trachoma

noun
  1. 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
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Derived Formstrachomatous (trəˈkɒmətəs, -ˈkəʊ-), adjective

Word Origin

C17: from New Latin, from Greek trakhōma roughness, from trakhus rough
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Word Origin and History for trachomatous

trachoma

n.

1690s, from Modern Latin trachoma, from Greek trakhoma "roughness," from trakhys "rough."

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trachomatous in Medicine

trachomatous

(trə-kōmə-təs)
adj.
  1. Relating to or suffering from trachoma.
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trachoma

(trə-kōmə)
n.
  1. 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 conjunctivitis Egyptian ophthalmia granular conjunctivitis granular ophthalmia
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trachomatous in Science

trachoma

[trə-kōmə]
  1. 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.
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